Gilbert Grape's life is wasting away in a small job, in a small town as the only functioning
adult in his family. What's eating him is his complex of responsibilities without rewards.
He's looking for a way out while he's held by ties of love.
Rated PG-13 for language.
Post-film discussion led by Rebecca Ayraud.
About the director Lasse Hallström.
Other background on the film.
A selection of reviews of the film.