As the movie goes along we get to know a few more characters, and the most important is Momma (Darlene Cates) a 500-pound lady who hasn't left the house since her husband's suicide and pretty much dominates the house of the Grape family. In absence of Momma from her duties, Amy (Laura Harrington) Gilbert's older sister is acting as a substitute mother of the house. The younger sister Ellen (Marry Kate) is rather a selfless and rude teenager. There are two other ladies related to Gilbert, one is an unhappy housew
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This time he teaches Arnie to take a bath by himself and goes back to see Becky who is still waiting for him knowing that Gilbert left her just because he had to put his retarded brother into a bathtub. Although I watched this movie quite along time after it was released in 1992, I would suggest u to plan your next trip to theater for this movie or rent it next time you go to a movie shop. This incident makes Momma very angry with Gilbert and also he himself feels ashamed for what he has done.
This movie is truly a pure drama and contains many emotional and some shocking scenes.
The scene when Arnie climbs up the water tank and the way Gilbert sings and convinces Arnie to get down is very touching and gives us the idea about their relationship. Which in other words can also be... [continues]
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