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DVD

What's eating Gilbert Grape?

Call Number

  • DVD DRAMA (CEN)

Edition

Special collector's ed. ; Widescreen version.

Languages

In English with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.

Performers

Johnny Depp, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, Leonardo DiCaprio, John C. Reilly, Darlene Cates, Crispin Glover.

Publication Information

Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, [2006]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (ca. 128 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

Audience

MPAA rating: PG-13; for elements of mature subject matter.

Summary

Gilbert lives in Endora, a place where nothing happens. Aside from a secret affair with a housewife, Gilbert spends his days stocking shelves at a grocery store, caring for his mentally handicapped brother, and holding together a large family headed by Mama, a former beauty queen whose weight tops 500 pounds. But just when Gilbert thinks nothing with ever change, a pretty stranger arrives on the scene, capturing Gilbert's heart and inspiring him to make a break.

Notes

Based on the novel by Peter Hedges.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.

Special features: Commentary by director Lasse Hallström and writer Peter Hedges; The characters of Gilbert Grape; The voice of Gilbert Grape; Why we love Gilbert Grape; Original theatrical trailer; Photo gallery.

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