Den går rakt in i hjärtat och stannar där.
What's Eating Gilbert Grape? is as odd and funny a collection of cares as ever beset the youthful protagonist of a movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays Arnie, the retarded kid brother, has been nominated for an Academy Award, and deserves it. His performance succeeds in being both convincing and likable.
Based on the first novel by Peter Hedges (who also wrote the screenplay), which has a small but intense cult following, WHAT'S EATING GILBERT GRAPE? is meandering, quirky, and resolutely small in scale.