History Film / WhatsEatingGilbertGrape

11th Jan '17 4:06:52 PM creader
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:After climbing to her original bedroom for the first time, Bonnie dies in her sleep...with Arnie discovering her body...still on his 18th birthday. In order to spare their mother from becoming the town joke, the Grape children decide to burn their house with her inside. A year later, the Grape children's lives have brightened up - Amy got a job in a bakery. Ellen is switching schools. And both Gilbert and Arnie are picked up by Becky and her grandmother so they can travel with them.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The ''[[Pinball/{{Fire}} Fire!]]'' {{pinball}} game that Arnie plays in the cafe [[spoiler:is a hint of how the family eventually deals with Bonnie's obese corpse.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The ''[[Pinball/{{Fire}} Fire!]]'' {{pinball}} {{pinballl}} game that Arnie plays in the cafe [[spoiler:is a hint of how the family eventually deals with Bonnie's obese corpse.]]]]
* TheGhost: Larry, another one of the Grape children. He's only mentioned once in the beginning, along with a picture of him shown (again only once).


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* TimeSkip: There is a one-year time skip after [[spoiler:Bonnie's death.]]
10th Jan '17 8:52:09 PM creader
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* GracefulLoser: Mrs Carver graciously handing Gilbert to Becky, knowing she has the youth and joyful-heart to give him the happiness she never could.

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* GracefulLoser: Mrs Mrs. Carver graciously handing Gilbert to Becky, knowing she has the youth and joyful-heart to give him the happiness she never could.



* KidsAreCruel: The kids of Endora likes to hang around the Grape residence, hoping to have a chance to catch a glimpse of, and laugh at the morbidly obese Bonnie. Curiously enough, they are never shown to bully Arnie, and are actually very accepting of him.

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* KidsAreCruel: KidsAreCruel:
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The kids of Endora likes to hang around the Grape residence, hoping to have a chance to catch a glimpse of, and laugh at the morbidly obese Bonnie. Curiously enough, they are never shown to bully Arnie, and are actually very accepting of him.



* LetThePastBurn: The family's solution to how to deal with their dead mother's immovably heavy corpse at the end of the film: light the house on fire to burn, along with their deceased morbidly obese mother who is on the top floor, as this is the only way to dispose of her body without public humiliation. In this case the fire symbolises protection.

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* LetThePastBurn: The [[spoiler:The family's solution to how to deal with their dead mother's immovably heavy corpse at the end of the film: light the house on fire to burn, along with their deceased morbidly obese mother who is on the top floor, as this is the only way to dispose of her body without public humiliation. In this case the fire symbolises protection.]]



* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: Janice and Larry.

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* TheOneWhoMadeItOut: TheOneWhoMadeItOut:
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Janice and Larry.



* PleaseWakeUp: How Arnie, and later the rest of the Grape family, discover that their mother has died.

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* PleaseWakeUp: How [[spoiler:How Arnie, and later the rest of the Grape family, discover that their mother has died.]]
10th Jan '17 5:10:07 PM creader
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* IWasQuiteALooker: Bonnie Grape, in a picture (a real picture of the actress), taken before she gained the weight

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* IWasQuiteALooker: Bonnie Grape, in a picture (a real picture of the actress), taken before she gained the weightweight.
6th Dec '16 7:38:13 AM NWolfman
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A 1993 film starring Creator/JohnnyDepp as the eponymous Gilbert Grape, Creator/JulietteLewis and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. The story deals with the Grape household and their friends and acquaintances from Endora, Iowa. Picking up a few years after the suicide of Gilbert's father, we see its impact on everyone involved.

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A '''''What's Eating Gilbert Grape''''' is a 1993 film starring drama written by Peter Hedges, based on his novel of the same name, and directed by Lasse Hallström. It stars Creator/JohnnyDepp as the eponymous Gilbert Grape, Creator/JulietteLewis and Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio. The story deals with the Grape household and their friends and acquaintances from Endora, Iowa. Picking up a few years after the suicide of Gilbert's father, we see its impact on everyone involved.
19th Nov '16 12:31:57 PM NWolfman
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Completely averted with Arnie, who's described as an "uncomfortably accurate" depiction of a mentally retarded person. He's definitely not a bad kid, and people are nice to him, but it's clear that taking care of him is an incredibly heavy burden on his family.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Completely averted with Arnie, who's been described as an "uncomfortably accurate" depiction of a mentally retarded person. He's definitely not a bad kid, and people are nice to him, but it's clear that taking care of him is an incredibly heavy burden on his family.
19th Nov '16 12:30:09 PM NWolfman
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Grapes. Though it's clear that they all love one another despite their flaws.
19th Nov '16 12:17:19 PM NWolfman
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Added DiffLines:

* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: Completely averted with Arnie, who's described as an "uncomfortably accurate" depiction of a mentally retarded person. He's definitely not a bad kid, and people are nice to him, but it's clear that taking care of him is an incredibly heavy burden on his family.
19th Nov '16 12:02:40 PM NWolfman
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* LetThePastBurn: The family's solution to how to deal with their dead mother's immovably heavy corpse at the end of the film. The protagonists light the house on fire to burn along with their deceased morbidly obese mother who is on the top floor, as this is the only way to dispose of her body without public humiliation. In this case the fire symbolises protection.
* TheLoad: Arnie is developmentally disabled and constantly causes nothing but trouble for the family. Bonnie also qualifies, as she is morbidly obese and can't really do too much of anything.

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* LetThePastBurn: The family's solution to how to deal with their dead mother's immovably heavy corpse at the end of the film. The protagonists film: light the house on fire to burn burn, along with their deceased morbidly obese mother who is on the top floor, as this is the only way to dispose of her body without public humiliation. In this case the fire symbolises protection.
* TheLoad: Arnie is developmentally disabled and constantly causes nothing but trouble for the family. family, while his mother Bonnie also qualifies, as she is morbidly obese and can't really do too much of anything.rendered useless by her morbid obesity.


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* PleaseWakeUp: How Arnie, and later the rest of the Grape family, discover that their mother has died.
19th Nov '16 11:56:04 AM NWolfman
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the beginning of the movie, Arnie - the mentally challenged young man - kills a grasshopper by beheading it, and then cries to Gilbert about it. Later on in the movie, Gilbert loses his cool - leading him to slap Arnie around, after being so protective of him.

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: At the beginning of the movie, Arnie - the mentally challenged young man - kills a grasshopper by beheading it, and then cries to Gilbert about it.it[[note]]Leonardo De Caprio did accidentally kill the grasshopper, despite people from animal protection supervising[[/note]]. Later on in the movie, Gilbert loses his cool - leading him to slap Arnie around, after being so protective of him.
7th Nov '16 11:07:42 AM fgenzo159
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One of the main difficulties the family is having concerns Arnie Grape (DiCaprio), who is developmentally disabled which creates a great deal of problems for everyone involved, especially the multiple times he climbs the town water tower and refuses to come down for anyone except his brother Gilbert.

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One of the main difficulties the family is having concerns Arnie Grape (DiCaprio), (Di Caprio), who is developmentally disabled which creates a great deal of problems for everyone involved, especially the multiple times he climbs the town water tower and refuses to come down for anyone except his brother Gilbert.
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