Thursday, September 09, 2004

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

Director Lasse Hallström gets that point across pretty well in this film that should qualify all for foreign but for the American English-speaking actors. The story, the characters, their sensibilities, and the situations are all a representation of something very Old World. Johnny Depp looking dour and European with long hair as a grocery clerk in the mid-west? Come now.
All I can really say is that I would've enjoyed this film a whole butt-load more if Johnny Depp and Leo Di-crapio were speaking Swedish.

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