A great story, a great cast (loved them all). Very emotionally charged and extremely worth watching.
OMG - I loved this movie and could sit and watch Johnny Depp all day long. :-)
Leonardo's acting was brilliant.
Seriously strange movie that went no-where fast.
Interesting to see these actors in their early year, and to see Depp in a more serious light.
This was quite a different movie, but inosently good.
A really great story about family and relationships. Depp is excellent as you'd expect, but the show is stolen by a young Leonardo DiCaprio who gives us one of the most realistic portrayals of a person with mental disabilities.
Wonderful acting by Di Caprio, always good to see Depp, but i found the story annoying and slow.
Simply outstanding, in every way!
Joony Deppe has made many movies and I did not know this movie existed so thanks to Quickflix for bringing it to my attention.
not my thing at all, i put up with it for half an hour, and had to leave it alone, as i was starting to lose the will to live,just boring
Emotional and worthwhile ride. Deserves more stars.
Entertaining and quaint movie. Slightly weak story line, but not bad nonetheless. Worth watching to admire a young Decaprio acting in a challenging role.
If you want to see why Johnny Depp and Leonardo Dicaprio are now classed as top actors this is a must see, early acting days for both when they were relatively unknown. Leonardo is amazing and portrays his character superbly. This hits all the emotions and overall is a good movie though not recommended for young children - they won't get it.
Great storyline. Touches the emotions.
Interesting to see 2 big "now day" stars in this boring production.de caprio must be only 14 years old or so in this one,but he played the handicapped part very well.
Lovely film, Dicaprio is absolutely amazing.
A classic film with a good old fashioned story line and filled with great actors. Check out a young Leonardo DiCaprio to see how fantastic an actor he can be.
I maintain this is DiCaprio's best work. This film shows us a family in a moment in time, just before things finally start to change for them. But not in a startling, dramatic way. Instead, in a slow and tragic way. Yet they find joy. It's a beautiful movie. Sadder than I remember when I watched it as a kid.
We liked this movie and its quirkiness - it highlighted one of the best things about quickflix which was that we would not normally have rented this at a video store but for some reason we take more "chances' with the quickflix movies - particularly in this movies case it was worth it.
2 actors in their early years, created such a captivating movie. Very enjoyable, a great watch.
Di Caprio delivers a benchmark performance as Arnie Grape and Depp puts in an understated effort in the title role. A good little story that is well put together, but it is the acting that elevates this film. The little bits of comedy thrown in work well.
ah - johnny depp - does he ever do anything awful? the film highlights compassion by setting it against the cruelty of fear and ignorance. how do we relate to people whose differences from us make us uncomfortable? this film allows its hero to make mistakes and repair them, and all the main characters to make thoughtful decisions about their lives. a fine movie.
This movie I couldn't speak more highly of. Very moving in all aspects of it. Jonny Deep as Gilbert, and Leonardo Dicapro as Arnie, certainally shows how difficult and how enspiring a family in that situation manages and show their dedication in that sort of situation, very moving.
pulled a few heart strings and made us laugh too
A great ipece, but at the time prior to him becoming popular I saw this film, and Leonardo DiCaprio is just amazing, possibly the best performance of any actor I have ever seen. It left me spellbound to the ability of his acting and craft. He is a master in this one. Bravo.
Interesting to see Johnny Depp not in heavy makeup. Great performance from Leo too - surprising none of his family quietly did away with him! Good entertainment - sad about the Mum.
down to earth depiction of rural america with outstanding performances from Depp, Lewis and Steenbergen. Leonardo stole the show - seems to have gone down hill since this film
A truly delightful movie. The cast are all, without fail, excellent. The story has a light touch without complexity but with depth.
One small criticism. Why after a night sleeping on the ground does Gilbert's girl-friend have to have fresh blushon on her cheeks and fresh lip-stick? Hollywood can't help itself. It spoilt the scene for me.
I thought this movie was great very touching, and it made you think about what is important, it was easy to see Leonardo was a promising young actor even then he was so convincing as Arnie.
I loved this movie it was very touching and Leonardo's performance was so realistic it was easy to see even then how talented he is. Johnny D was very good as Arnie's big brother, and keeping everything and everyone together and how we shouldn't judge people if they are different.
There is much I love about this movie. An early convincing and engaging performance by Leonardo DiCaprio is the highlight. Depp and Juliette Lewis also shine by bringing offbeat performances to their characters as usual. Bittersweet human drama.
An entertaining simple story about small town life, family, and falling in love. It has the usual Johnny Depp quirkiness in the story, and Leonardo DiCaprio does an amazing job.
The beauty and the difficulty of relationships within and outside one's family especially when complicated by health and intellectual diabilities. Geat perfomances by Johnny Depp and Leonardo Di Caprio
A movie that movingly highlights the difficulties that individuals have when faced with family members with disabilities. Gilbert Grape's life in smalltown USA, in the shadow of his father's suicide, looking after his mentally handicapped brother and his massively obese mother is close to tragic but for a few good things that enter his life and eventually allow him to escape without shirking his responsibilities. Great performances by
Depp, Di Caprio and Lewis although all the rest of the cast also act well.