What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

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Plot – Gilbert has no future in the small and boring town of Endora,especially because both his brother and his mother are disabled. Despite all the struggles he has to face,Gilbert is limited,nearly disabled too,but with the help of a wandering traveler he will open up his mind again.

Movie Info

Title What’s Eating Gilbert Grape

Year 1993

Director Lasse Hallström

GenreDrama

Top 33 Quotes of “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” Movie

“- Mrs Carver: I chose you.
– Mr Carver: I got you a real pool for God’s sake. Look, there’s water in here. Come here, come here. Come here. Get inside the pool. Get inside this pool with your brother. Come here.
– Gilbert: Why did you?
– Mr Carver: Get inside the pool. Yeah, look, real water, boys. Okay, so. . . so I don’t, don’t give…”

Mary Steenburgen -Betty Carver
Kevin Tighe – Ken Carver
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“- Gilbert: God, Arnie, you’re getting so big. Pretty soon I ain’t gonna be able to carry you no more.
– Arnie Grape: No, you’re getting littler, Gilbert. You’re getting littler, you’re shrinking! You’re shrinking, Gilbert, you’re shrinking! Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking!” Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Becky: Tell me what you want, as fast as it comes to you.
– Gilbert: Uhh…
– Becky: Okay?
– Gilbert: ‘Kay.
– Becky: Okay. What do you want?
– Becky: Faster!
– Gilbert: Okay. I want a new thing. House. I want a new house. And a family.
– Gilbert: I want Momma to take aerobics classes. I want Ellen to grow up. I want a new brain for Arnie. I…”

Juliette Lewis – Becky
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“- Arnie: I’m going higher than before. I’m going high!
– Deputy: It’s getting dark soon. Come on down.”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Becky: I love the sky. It’s so limitless.
– Gilbert: It is big. It’s very big.
– Becky: Big doesn’t even sum it up, right? That word big is so small.”

Juliette Lewis – Becky
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“Good night to you but not me.”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Momma: Hello.
– Becky: Hi.
– Momma: I haven’t always been like this.
– Becky: Well, I haven’t always been like this, either.” Darlene Cates – Bonnie Grape
Juliette Lewis – Becky

“Hey, hey. Mike, right? You wanna come to my party tomorrow? I’m gonna be eighteen years old. You wanna come? You can come too, if you want to. I don’t know you, but you can come.”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“I know a boy whose name is Arnie, He’s, er, about to turn eighteen and have a big party, I know a boy whose name is Arnie. Come on down, buddy. Come on.” Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“- Tucker: Look, they use Canola oil, okay? You know what Canola oil is? You probably don’t.
– Gilbert: No, no.
– Tucker:They probably don’t sell it at Lamson Grocery.
– Gilbert:No.
– Tucker: It’s cutting edge. It creates a crispier French fry and. . .
– Bobby: Well, that’s…
– Tucker: And, er, a more unique product. And Burger Barn… Forget…”

John C. Reilly – Tucker Van Dyke
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Crispin Glover – Bobby McBurney

“- Tucker: He drowned.
– Gilbert: You’re kidding?
– Tucker: No. In that.
– Gilbert: Oh.
– Tucker: A kiddy pool. I don’t get it.
– Gilbert: Wow.
– Tucker: It’s like one foot deep. Weird, right?
– Gilbert: Yeah.
– Arnie: He drownded!”

John C. Reilly – Tucker Van Dyke
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Gilbert: Dad’s dead, Ellen.
– Momma: Gilbert!
– Amy: Gilbert.
– Momma: I can’t believe you said that.
– Amy: Shut up.
– Arnie: Dad’s dead.
– Amy: Arnie.
– Arnie: Dad’s dead.
– Amy: Arnie, ssh. Arnie.
– Arnie: Dad’s dead.
– Amy: It’s okay.
– Arnie: Dad’s dead.
– Amy: Stop it now!
– Arnie: Dad’s dead.
– Momma: Oh, God.
– Arnie: Dad’s dead!
– Amy…”

Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Darlene Cates – Bonnie Grape
Laura Harrington – Amy Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“I killed him Gilbert, I killed him!”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Deputy: Don’t make us come get you.
– Arnie: You don’t have to come and get me. I’m going up here.
– Gilbert: Arnie.
– Arnie: Whoa. I’m not gonna fall! Whoa!
– Tucker & Bobby: Whoa.
– Arnie: Hey! My shoe done fell off. My shoe done fell off, Gilbert.” Tim Simek – Deputy
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“- Momma: You’re my knight in shimmering armor. Did you know that?
– Gilbert: I think you mean shining.
– Momma: No shimmering. You shimmer, and you glow. ”

Darlene Cates – Bonnie Grape
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“He had the cardiac arrest… his head bent forward, his knees buckled, and then he just… fell … face forward into the pool. When she found him he was already dead.”

Crispin Glover – Bobby McBurney

“- Deputy: We’ve had enough fun for one day. Come on down.
– Arnie: Hey! Hey! Hi! I wanna go up there!
– Deputy: Son?
– Arnie: Yeah?
– Deputy: Come on down.”

Tim Simek – Deputy
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“Match in the gas tank….Boom boom!”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Arnie: Gilbert is shrinking. Shrinking, shrinking, shrinking, shrinking. I’m not tired yet, Gilbert.
– Gilbert: Well, you gotta go to sleep, okay?
– Arnie: Okay. Goodbye.
– Gilbert: No, it’s not goodbye. It’s good night.
– Arnie: Yeah.
– Gilbert: Goodbye is for when you’re going away and we’re not going anywhere, are we?
– Arnie: I know that….”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape
Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape

“- Gilbert: Come on down. Come on! There you go. All right. Thanks a lot. Really sorry. Good. Good boy. Good boy. Now, I’m gonna take him home. I promise it won’t happen again.
– Sheriff: Son, we hear this every time. Then after a couple of days he’s right back up there again.
– Gilbert: Yeah, but this is the last time. Right, buddy?
– Arnie:…”

Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Brady Coleman – Sheriff Jerry Farrel
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Gilbert: You know what? You’re such a big boy.
– Arnie: Yeah!
– Gilbert: You’re such a big boy.
– Arnie: I’m a big boy!
– Gilbert: You know what? I bet you could do this all by yourself if you really wanted to. Could you do this by yourself?
– Arnie: I’m a big boy!
– Gilbert: Yeah, you’re a big boy. Now take this…
– Arnie: Take this.
-…”

Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“We’re not going anywhere! We’re not going anywhere! [looks at Gilbert in the truck] Where’re you going?”

Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Gilbert: Bobby, how’s business?
– Bobby: Oh, not good… nobody’s dying.”

Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Crispin Glover -Bobby McBurney

“I could go at anytime…anytime.” Leonardo DiCaprio – Arnie Grape

“- Gilbert: Did you ever see a beached whale on television?
– Becky: Yeah.
– Gilbert: Yeah. That’s her. That’s my mom.
– Becky: [pauses] What about your dad?
– Gilbert: Uh, some other day. Some other day.”

Johnny Depp – Gilbert Grape
Juliette Lewis – Becky

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