What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Director:   Lasse Hallström
Year:   1993
Language:   English
Time:   118 minutes

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.


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