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Release Date: January 01, 1970
Runtime: 118 minutes
Distributor: Paramount Pictures
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Writer: Peter Hedges
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The movie has off-beat humor and style, but also shows a sensitivity to the autistic brother's and mother's situations. Johnny Depp's performance as Gilbert is excellent as is Leonardo DiCaprio's as the autistic brother. Although there are some questionable elements such as the hint of an affair between Gilbert and a lady friend and several kissing scenes, they are not offensive or crude. The film contains no nudity and no obvious sexual situations and is an enjoyable "slice-of-life" drama.