Paramount Pictures | Release Date: March 4, 1994
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Apr 9, 2018
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I only recently watched this film, but I can already tell that I will be returning soon. This movie is stunning in many aspects, and it creates a world that is anything but unbelievable. I truly felt engaged and enthralled throughout the entirety of the film. All of the characters felt tangible and real and the intertwined sub-plots were handled expertly. Personally, I found an abundance of symbolism present, especially those of biblical orientation. After the film was over, I felt like I had just come out from a tunnel, only then seeing the light, and putting together what I had seen. Leonardo DiCaprio gives an especially believable performance, had I not known prior, I would have truly believed his disability's presence. Johnny Depp was a very interesting character, and the movie worked as quite the character study of Gilbert Grape. The score and cinematography of the film as a whole were thoroughly engaging, especially when it came to the penultimate scene, of the house burning, which was especially powerful. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys a compelling if a sometimes slow narrative.… Expand
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Apr 14, 2019
Quirky drama with good performances and a quite compelling story. Very melancholic.
Feb 10, 2021
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie is filled to the brim with a wide variety of scenarios that made me fearful, happy, sad, and concerned for the characters. It feels incredibly dense and I quite enjoyed the ride of emotions. Hats off to all of the actors in this movie, it was pretty well-acted throughout, especially the widow and the mom. Despite being packed with sub-plots through the movie, I did feel that it drug a bit long overall. I also felt that some of the dialogue was awkward, or perhaps awkwardly delivered. I very much loved the ending, how it left things on a hopeful note and up to the viewers interpretation of what happened next.… Expand
Jan 30, 2021
There is only one reason to see this movie: Leonardo DiCaprio. His performance is out of this world. The rest of the movie is not so interesting. And Juliette Lewis is a bit annoying.
Aug 25, 2020
Es sentimental, pero es maravillosa, con una linda atmósfera y una excelente historia.
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