PG-13 | | Drama
A young man in a small Midwestern town struggles to care for his mentally-disabled younger brother and morbidly obese mother while attempting to pursue his own happiness.
Martin Scorsese first became aware of Leonardo DiCaprio after seeing him in this film one night when watching TV. He had also been told about him by his friend and frequent collaborator Robert DeNiro, who worked with DiCaprio on This Boy's Life (1993). Scorsese and DiCaprio would later go on to work together on five films, starting with Gangs Of New York (2002).
Hey. I could have had any guy, any guy, but I chose you. I chose you.
Gilbert: Why did you?
Betty Carver: Because... I knew you'd always be there. Because I knew you'd never leave.
When Gilbert and Becky kiss in the trailer, her head is tilted to the right; between shots it becomes tilted to the left
$74,421 19 December 1993