Notebook Reviews: WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE

3 out of 5 stars

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.