About a man who wanted to be good
There are films about heroes, great chases, famous thefts and matters of the highest state importance. They drain the pathos, the obviousness and the effects for millions of dollars. Often they carry nothing but entertainment in the purest form.
A fairy tale about a little lost girl
I do not think it's bad - on the contrary! Nothing undisturbed fun is needed to live for everyone.
The only thing that can be worrying is that they sometimes obscure the second group of films. Films about ordinary people and situations that are actually much closer to the viewer than saving the world from another super-criminal. This is what the image of "What bugs Gilbert Grape?" Lasse Hallström. It is a story about ordinary people with ordinary problems.
A feast for the eyes
And although it is a cinema much heavier than any effective shooting, it does not mean that it provides less pleasure from watching. The title character, Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp), is a seller in a vegetable store in Endor - a small town where the devil says goodnight. His main task, apart from distributing carrots, is caring for a younger, hardly underdeveloped brother, Arnie (Leonardo DiCaprio). His life is a band of the same days spent on boring work and looking after a boy who in many situations is just a crutch. Through this uniform mass of recurrence and repeatability, an unusual event broke out which drew Gilbert's attention - in the city an old tourist stopped, along with her granddaughter, Becky (Juliette Levis). Because of the broken camping wagon, both women will have to entertain several days in Endor. For a boy it is a unique opportunity to meet someone new. Surprisingly, the chance to attract the attention of the visitor gave him ... sick brother and boring job. "What bites Gilbert Grape" is a picture filled from the beginning to the end with contradictions and conflicts. The viewer witnesses a local war between a small general grocery store and a supermarket chain. He also observes the grand opening of a new fast food, the owner of which promises to revive Endor thanks to the sale of hamburgers. The scenes in which Arnie works exactly the opposite are also absurd, as it is in the "normal" society - for example, he begins to play during a funeral or laughs at the death of his father. In the middle of it all, a lonely Gilbert was set up who does not know if he should choose his happiness or his family. In the high class of acting skills of Johnny Depp no one doubts anymore, so writing another pean in his honor would be quite meaningless. However, it is worth paying special attention to the unusual performance of Leonardo DiCaprio, who apparently in his young years had more of an actor than now. The way in which he played the figure of a defective boy can only be described by one word - authentic. Everything was exactly as it should be: voice, facial expressions, movement ... In my opinion, it is the lifetime role of DiCaprio, which made an amazing impression on me. Watching his game is really a great experience for the viewer! Against the background of these two stars Juliette Levis is much weaker, which could be taken as a character, colloquially speaking, asexual.
A bit of optimism for Christmas
I suppose that, by definition, the youth she created was to be a melancholy girl with a delicate note of extravagance and distance to the world that surrounds her.
It came out well, but not as well as in the case of the two above men. The picture of Lesse Hellstrom is, according to my humble person, the absolute duty of every film-maker - you just have to watch! There are many reasons, although I would pay the greatest attention to immortal acting. This does not mean, of course, that other elements have not been made as carefully - on the contrary! The script and technical workshop (sensational photos!) Also make an impression.
What's more, this is definitely the type of movie that you can watch several times and always see something new, interesting.
Remember - you have to watch it!