On the first Saturday of every month, we bring you film adaptations of popular books.
The From Page to Screen series continues in April with What’s Eating Gilbert Grape. This 1993 film is about a twenty four year-old grocery clerk feeling stuck in his small Iowa town with his dysfunctional family. The film is adapted from the novel by the same title by Peter Hedges. Directed by Lasse Hallstrom, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape features performances by a young Johnny Depp and a very young Leonardo DiCaprio.