Awesome / What's Eating Gilbert Grape

  • Bonnie going Mama Bear for Arnie when he is arrested — going far enough to leave the house for the first time in 14 years.
  • Even though it led to his arrest, Arnie climbing to the top of the town's tower is awesome in itself.
  • After Arnie's release, some kids come to gawk at his morbidly obese mother during dinner. This leads Ellen of all people to chase the brats off by throwing a potato at the window they were staring at.
  • To spare their dead mother from being the town joke, her children decide to burn the house with her corpse inside.
  • A small moment, but Tucker (a friend of Gilbert's) calls out Gilbert for willingly showing children what his mother looks like as if she was a circus freak.
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