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What happened to Bonnie?

What was the cause of Bonnie's (the mother's) death in What's Eating GIlbert Grape? Did she simply die from walking up the stairs once? If so, is that even realistic in real life?
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What was the meaning of Becky's conversation with mama?

In What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Bonnie Grape or "mama" is a recluse due to her obesity. She never leaves the house and she does not like any outsiders coming in to the home to see her. Mama ...
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What is the relationship between Betty and Gilbert and how is her husband involved?

In What's Eating Gilbert Grape, What exactly is the relationship between Betty Carver and Gilbert Grape, and how does her husband, Ken Carver, feel about it? It was obvious at the beginning of the ...