What's Eating Gilbert Grape

Gilbert's mother, who is morbildly obese, makes a change in her life by actually leaving the couch, in this act she dies. She never wanted to be a joke, and if they were to remove her from the house it would have had to been by a crane, so the chidren decided to spare their mother that embarassment and burned the decrepit house down. Amy and Ellen moved to a different town with more opportunities, and Arnie and Gilbert went to tour the US with Becky and her grandmother.

Rohan Weerawardane

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In the scene where Gilbert and his buddy's are eating in the cafe. The first time you see the undertakers bowl of cereal, it keeps changing from full to empty several times.

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During the scene where Darlene Cates (Mama) climbed the staircase, she climbed only the first two or three steps. This footage was reused to show her climbing the entire staircase. The room which served as her upstairs bedroom was actually a downstairs room.

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