Benny & Joon Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for Benny & Joon the Movie

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Depending on your tolerance for cute eccentrics and whimsy this will either charm you with sweetness or send you into sugar shock. Masterson is Joon, a mentally disturbed young woman who paints and has a habit of setting fires. She lives with overprotective brother Benny (Quinn). Sam (Depp) is the outsider who charms Joon, a dyslexic loner who impersonates his heroes Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with eery accuracy. Depp is particularly fine with the physical demands of his role, but the film's easy dismissal of Joon's mental illness is a serious flaw.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Brothers & Sisters, Lovable Loonies
Barry Berman
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, CCH Pounder, Dan Hedaya, Joe Grifasi, William H. Macy, Eileen Ryan
Jason Schwartzman
Jeremiah S. Chechik
Rachel Portman
Carol Littleton
Susan Arnold, Donna Roth, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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