|Actor Leonardo DiCaprio plays Arnie Grape|
Arnie’s mother dies after his 18th birthday party. In order to spare their recently deceased mother more embarrassment and ridicule the family decides to burn down their house with their mothers corpse still inside. The next time we see Arnie his waiting by the roadside with his older brother Gilbert, one year later. Their friend Becky (who Gilbert began a romantic relationship with) has arrived with her grandmother for their annual trip and the two of them have decided to join them on their cross country journey.