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homework help-WHATS EATING GILBERT GRAPE!?

hey if you have ever seen the movie whats eating gilbert grape??

i need your help!!

i need too say how gilbert has changed throughtout the movie.

can someone please write me a paragraph of either Becky, Bonnie and how they changed his life???

i will actually love you so much if you do

you would be my hero

please help me i am desperate.

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    Woven into the story is Gilbert’s love interest, a mysterious young woman who drifts from town to town with her grandmother. Becky drifts in to Gilbert’s life during one afternoon when he and Arnie watched as the carnival drive through Endora. Her camper breaks down, and lo and behold she’s stuck in Endora along side young Gilbert. But I don’t believe this love angle is nearly as important as the story of unconditional love that is the backbone of his family’s existence. That is until the free spirit of Becky (Juliette Lewis) arrives in town, and with her grandmother are stranded for the week while waiting for parts for their vehicle. This realisation unties new feelings, new thoughts and new hope for the put upon Gibert, something new is eating Gilbert Grape.

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    In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for his mentally handicapped brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). His morbidly obese mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates) has not left the house in seven years since her husband committed suicide by hanging himself in the basement of their house, and spends almost all of her time on the couch watching television. With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing up the town water tower, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the rest. A new "Food Land" supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson's Grocery where Gilbert works. To make things more complicated, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman named Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), whose husband, unknowing of his wife's infidelity, tries to sell Gilbert life insurance. With all the weight on his shoulders, Gilbert tries to handle his situation the best he can.

    As the film begins, the family is preparing for Arnie's 18th birthday. A young woman named Becky (Juliette Lewis) and her grandmother are stuck in town when their truck pulling their mobile home breaks down. His unusual life circumstances threaten to get in the way of their budding romance. On the night following Arnie's 18th birthday party, the mother climbs the stairs of her house to her bedroom for the first time since her husband's suicide and dies for reasons not mentioned in the film directly. The children, not willing to let their mother become the joke of the town by having her corpse lifted from the house by crane, empty their family home of possessions and set it ablaze to cremate their parent. The film cuts to the blaze and fades out with the family looking on at their burning home.

    A year later, Gilbert describes what happens to his family after his mother's death, as Gilbert and his brother Arnie wait by the side of a road for the arrival of Gilbert's romance, Becky. The film fades out with Gilbert and Arnie riding with Becky and her grandmother to an untold destination, hugging each other in the back seat of the recreational vehicle owned by Becky's grandmother.

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    In the small town of Endora, Iowa, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is busy caring for his mentally handicapped brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). His morbidly obese mother, Bonnie (Darlene Cates) has not left the house in seven years since her husband committed suicide by hanging himself in the basement of their house, and spends almost all of her time on the couch watching television. With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own, Gilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing up the town water tower, while his sisters Amy and Ellen do the rest. A new "Food Land" supermarket has opened, threatening the small Lamson's Grocery where Gilbert works. To make things more complicated, Gilbert is having an affair with a married woman named Betty Carver (Mary Steenburgen), whose husband, unknowing of his wife's infidelity, tries to sell Gilbert life insurance. With all the weight on his shoulders, Gilbert tries to handle his situation the best he can.

    As the film begins, the family is preparing for Arnie's 18th birthday. A young woman named Becky (Juliette Lewis) and her grandmother are stuck in town when their truck pulling their mobile home breaks down. His unusual life circumstances threaten to get in the way of their budding romance. On the night following Arnie's 18th birthday party, the mother climbs the stairs of her house to her bedroom for the first time since her husband's suicide and dies for reasons not mentioned in the film directly. The children, not willing to let their mother become the joke of the town by having her corpse lifted from the house by crane, empty their family home of possessions and set it ablaze to cremate their parent. The film cuts to the blaze and fades out with the family looking on at their burning home.

    A year later, Gilbert describes what happens to his family after his mother's death, as Gilbert and his brother Arnie wait by the side of a road for the arrival of Gilbert's romance, Becky. The film fades out with Gilbert and Arnie riding with Becky and her grandmother to an untold destination, hugging each other in the back seat of the recreational vehicle owned by Becky's grandmother

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    What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a beautifully shot movie that is set amongst the fictional working class one street town of Endora. With its cynically renamed ENDora OF THE LINE Drug Store, the almost deserted dairy dreme ice cream parlour and the exceedingly unused Lamson's Grocery shop, life in Endora, Iowa and it population of just 1,901, is motionless.

    This is Gilbert Grape's story, and his recollection of what was to be just another ordinary and uneventful moment in the life of him, his family and his, almost sleepy, town. Centred around the Grape family, sisters Ellen and Amy and their two brothers Arnie and Gilbert, who, along with their widowed mother, morbidly obese Bonnie Grape are striving to survive and coexist with the absence of a father figure, low waged work and seventeen-year-old Arnie's severe mental condition.

    It is in this awkward and extremely one sided affair that the unfortunate sibling Gilbert (Johnny Depp) has to constantly watch over his younger brother Arnie, played to such depth and conviction by a very young Leonardo DiCaprio, while still holding down a job for Lamson's Groceries and looking after, also, their housebound mother. Gilbert's life, his future, his dreams is thwarted, he know this, but it is in this Guardian Angel that his love and bond for Arnie, and his family, cannot, and will not, be let go.

    That is until the free spirited Becky (Juliette Lewis) arrives in town, and stranded with her grandmother for the week while waiting for parts for their vehicle. This realisation, this new fresh face unties new feelings, new thoughts and new hope for the put upon Gilbert, something new is eating Gilbert Grape.

    Iowa born Peter Hedges (b. 1962) novel has been turned into a fine work of emotional art, with the reassuring and delicate touch from Swedish director Lasse Hallström (b. 1942). While the dialogue is somewhat nondescript, but at the same time is never wasted on distractive trivialities, it is the inner core of the narrative that projects What's Eating Gilbert Grape as a tender and caring movie of self-sacrifice, devoted love and long full companionship.

    The cast here are all relatively young, a younger than nineteen looking DiCaprio and Lewis, with its much more than capable co-stars. This gifted young cast are individually exceptional and hold their qualities well; to the point that at times we are mistaken for thinking we are seeing more home video than movie. Rita Darlene Guthrie's (b. 1947) first acting role is astounding, her natural instinctive character, as mother Grape, protrudes more than we expect, as the backbone of this family, she holds together a family of highly individual children under one union, and their respect and love. We are also seeing their new and young lives unfold before us, and the inevitable hand of fate that both bad timing and misplaced destiny has dealt them.

    This movie ties us in with compassion and enlightenment through it main character Arnie, here we are given an insight into the daily responsibilities of this family toward his special needs. DiCaprio excels himself as the much loved youngster whose unintentional care-free and more than often care-less mind can at times bring domestic harmonies to boiling point and, sadly, beyond breaking point, even for the closest of families. Often surprising, often enduring but always touching.

    This is perpetuated by the music of soft acoustic guitar that plays on the musical heartstrings for this gentle love story and with the work of the late Sven Nykvist (1922 - 2006) as its Swedish cinematographer, illuminating both the beauty of the surroundings and the bleak realities. We are also shown, subconsciously, that there is nothing wrong in being poor and that being from the side where the grass is not so green is not too bad after all, with just the right amount of stable influences that can support anyone through the hardships of life, most thing's can happen. This has been proved by the photograph of the third Grape brother seen on the fridge door, and the families pride in him gaining a University Degree, and ultimately, starting a new life outside of Endora.

    The subplot, though minor, is still a harsh reminder that even the best of people can become too isolated, too familiar in their lives. Mary Steenburgen's middle-aged Betty Carver has a nice family, a nice house and a nice middle-aged husband, but is still not happy. Her affair with Gilbert is just a fleeting glimpse into the perspective of human

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    4 years ago

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    5 years ago

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    1. Mentally, Gilbert; emotionally, Becky 2. Gilbert realizes there is something more out there than being a prisoner to his mother and little brother needs. Her arrival lifts his spirits - gives him hope for more. 3. Ms. Carver is really the only woman out there for Gilbert and she's safe because she's married. He can't wander too far from home for love so he gets what he can. Ms. Carver is a lonely old housewife who feels 'beautiful and young' that Gilbert wants her. 4. Gilbert is frustrated that he's been left to be the man of the house since his father left. He can't have a 'normal' life because he has to take care of his family. His mother is too fat and too emotionally weak to do anything, his brother is retarded and his sister is kind of just there. He wants a change. He wants a life. And in the end, when they burn down the house with his mother inside...it's bittersweet because he loved his momma, but he is now 'free'.

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    hey if you have ever seen the movie whats eating gilbert grape??

    i need your help!!

    i need too say how gilbert has changed throughtout the movie.

    can someone please write me a paragraph of either Becky, Bonnie and how they changed his life???

    i will actually love you so much if you do

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Chris Reynolds and Jamie Lewis posted the same question. You should read their answers side by side.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    we are not here to do homework like this for u. a couple of questions, ok but not that much

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