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    In the movie What’s Eating Gilbert Grape directed by Lasse Hallstrom, the idea of adversity is clearly shown. The Grapes aren’t your typical family, after the mother spirals down the staircase of depression, the five children are forced to grow up and mature as they now have the responsibility of looking after their mother. Endora is the town in which the story is set and the children are trapped inside as their mother hasn’t left the house in seven years. Gilbert Grape is faced with a number of

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    “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” has multitudinous psychological factors throughout the movie, mostly consisting with an overly attached relationship with food and consumption. In other words, this film is centered around food with Gilbert being swallowed by it at home, thanks to Bonnie’s excessive eating, Annie’s unreasonable amounts of cooking, and when he attends to his job everyday. Gilbert is being gnawed away through his life, family and work, because of the repetitive cycle food puts him through

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    the film ends, Gilbert is in exactly the same place as when it began, yet he has traveled a long way. What’s eating Gilbert Grape is a very simple yet meaningful movie. There is no clear cut message that points out the faults of society and it may be hard to interpret a message because the movie is set around everyday life. However the one thing that is clear, is that Gilbert realises throughout the movie that his life is going nowhere and he must break the everyday routine. Gilbert sees through

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    The Films The Castle, Secrets and Lies, Good will hunting and What’s eating gilbert grape all have the same aspect of “The Class in society doesn’t define or restrict the capabilities of someone or their success”. These films all have a different way of portraying this aspect by the different ways the directors use themes throughout these films such as setting, language features, costume etc. Throughout these 4 different films the director's message they want the audience to receive is that class

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    What’s Eating Gilbert Grape: Film Review Nicole Roseman Maryville University Introduction and Summary What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, a motion picture released in 1993 and directed by Lasse Hallström, follows the life of Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) and his younger brother Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio), a mentally disabled 17 year old. Their mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates), is morbidly obese and has been home-bound for the past seven years following the suicide of her husband. After their father died,

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    family in the film “What's Eating Gilbert Grape?” It is clear that the Grape family faced many problems as a group and the group element of the problem, some would say made it more difficult. Although we see everything from Gilbert's eyes, who is the older brother, we also see the aspects of the family that pile on to the problem. Arnie, Gilbert's younger brother, is mentally retarded,

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    What’s eating Gilbert Grape? People need to feel as though they have a choice in life in order to grow and develop as a person. Lasse Hallstrom in his film ‘What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?’ demonstrates through the protagonist, Gilbert Grape, the daunting feeling of being trapped and unable to move forward. Gilbert feels trapped by the responsibility for his family and by the town and people of Endora. Furthermore, Gilbert’s strong conscience does not allow him to move on. It isn’t until he is able

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    Lasse Hallstrom, director of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, uses film elements such as the setting of small town Endora, character development of for example main characters Gilbert (Jonny Depp), as well as Alan Parker and Bjorn Isfalt’s sound design and music to position the viewer to be hopeful and learn that change is inevitable by the end of the film. The film follows Gilbert Grape and his family struggling to survive after their father’s suicide with morbidly obese mother Bonnie (Darlene Cates)

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    movie that I watched for my first movie review is called “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” by Lasse Hallstrom, released in December 17, 1993. This took place in Iowa, There were few main characters in the movie named Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp), Arnie Grape (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Becky (Juliette Lewis). Gilbert Grape was a young man who looks after his younger brother Arnie and the rest of his family in this small town called Endora. Gilbert struggles to look after everyone in his family because there are

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    What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a 1993 American drama film written by Peter Hedges and directed by Lasse Hallstrom. The film’s main characters are Johnny Depp as Gilbert Grape and Leonardo DiCaprio as Arnie Grape. The film depicts the burden of family caretaking and the affect it has on a family both mentally, physically, and financially. Gilbert is the primary caregiver for his mentally and developmentally disabled seventeen-year-old brother Arnie (who has the mental capacity of a young child), his

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