A young woman named Becky Juliette Lewis and her grandmother are stuck in town when the International Harvester Travelall pulling their trailer breaks down. Violence A developmentally-disabled teenage boy is slapped in the face repeatedly by his older brother during a moment of overwhelming frustration.
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With Bonnie unable to care for her children on her own due to her morbid obesityGilbert has taken responsibility for repairing the old house and looking after Arnie, who has a habit of climbing the town water tower, while his sisters Amy Laura Harrington and Ellen Mary Kate Schellhardt do the rest.
A house is set ablaze by the lead characters. His father hanged himself seven years earlier,  and since then his mother, Bonnie Darlene Cateshas spent most of her days on the couch watching TV and eating.
Death and dying is discussed.
Arnie later tries to wake her but discovers that she has died. Stay up to date on new reviews. The relationship between the brothers is of both care and protection, as Gilbert continually enforces the "nobody touches Arnie" policy. The children, not willing to let their mother become the joke of the town by having her corpse lifted from the house by crane, empty their family home of possessions and set it on fire.
He apologizes to his mother for his behavior and promises that he is not ashamed of her and that he will not let her be hurt any more. A lot or a little? A stressed-out father has a heart attack not shown that is discussed among characters.
Sex The lead character is having an affair with an older married woman. Becky becomes close to both Gilbert and Arnie. She admits to Gilbert her knowledge of what a burden she has become to the family, and he forgives her. After some soul searching aided by Becky, Gilbert returns home during the birthday party to make amends to his family for running out and to be forgiven by Arnie which, with only the slightest hesitation, he is.
He resists any temptations to simply pack up and leave their small Iowa town like his older brother. He introduces her to Becky—something he had been reluctant to do earlier.
Three friends discussing the mortician work one of the friends does leads to a talk as to whether or not the morticians "mess with" the bodies.
While they are distracted during one of their talks, Arnie returns to the water tower that he is always trying to climb. This husband, overwhelmed and stressed-out, loses his temper on his kids, forcing them into their kiddie pool before he dies of a heart attack not shown.
Guilty and appalled at himself, Gilbert runs out and drives away in his truck without another word. In order to spend time with Becky to watch the sunset, Gilbert leaves Arnie alone in the bath.
Consumerism The theme of the homogenization of America is explored through minor subplots: The mother, who has been morbidly obese since the suicide of her husband, is presented as a fully-developed character, but is also the victim of taunting from both children and adults.
Soon after, Arnie tries to run away yet again from his bath and in his frustration, Gilbert finally snaps, hitting Arnie several times.Online shopping from a great selection at Movies & TV Store.
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