In this 1993 film Johnny Depp plays Gilbert Grape, a young man growing up in a small town that is caring for his morbidly obese mother, and autistic brother Arnie, played masterfully by Leonardo DiCaprio. Gilbert had given up on his future and embraced his role as caretaker to his family after his father commits suicide. They never talk about their father in front Arnie in fear of his reaction. All of this starts to change when Gilbert meets a girl named Becky, played by Juliet Lewis, who is passing through and gets stranded when their truck breaks down.
This movie is a very heartwarming film that will stay with you forever. Superbly written, directed, and performed by it's cast, What's Eating Gilbert Grape is a tremendous classic movie that should not be missed. If you haven't seen it, do yourself a favor and seek it out. You will be glad you did.