domingo, 19 de fevereiro de 2023

What's Eating Gilbert Grape, by Lasse Hallström (1993)

A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.


Lasse Hallström


Peter Hedges(novel "What's Eating Gilbert Grape?")


Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Juliette Lewis, Mary Steenburgen, John C. Reilly

Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for the Academy for Best Supporting Actor.

Martin Scorsese first became aware of Leonardo DiCaprio after seeing him in this film one night when watching TV. He had also been told about him by his friend and frequent collaborator Robert DeNiro, who worked with DiCaprio on This Boy's Life (1993). Scorsese and DiCaprio would later go on to work together on five films, starting with Gangs Of New York (2002).

The movie that the family watches on television is Quando a Mulher Erra (1953) starring Montgomery Clift and Jennifer Jones, and directed by Vittorio De Sica.

Subs: English & Portuguese

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