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YMMV: What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
  • Adaptation Displacement: There is a book of the same name that came out 2 years previous, this is a little known fact.
  • Tear Jerker: Gilbert's mom. Everything about her is sad. She used to be gorgeous and is now beyond morbidly obese, she never leaves the house. The one time she's gone outside in years, everyone in town stares and makes fun of her, while children follow her home to laugh at her.
    • Her death, particularly for someone whose mother, while not nearly as obese, died the same way.
  • The Woobie: Gilbert, generally

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