Notebook Reviews: WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE
Lasse Hallström – 1993
What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is a well crafted, if rather sombre drama from director Lasse Hallström.
Johnny Depp excels as the title character and the Oscar-nominated Leonardo DiCaprio is also quite good – even if he’s a touch too on the noise as Gilbert’s disabled younger brother.
It’s a little sentiment and you’ll guess where it’s going, but you can’t deny the quality of the two central performances at the heart of What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.