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Benny and Joon
Benny and Joon
Actors: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG     2001     1hr 38min

Johnny Depp (Sleepy Hollow), Mary Stuart Masterson (Bed of Roses) and Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic) star in this wonderfully unique and delightfully offbeat romantic comedy. Joon (Masterson) is a little unbalanced. Someti...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Creators: John Schwartzman, Bill Badalato, Donna Roth, Lesley McNeil, Susan Arnold, Barry Berman
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/09/2001
Original Release Date: 04/16/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 04/16/1993
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 6
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

Timothy B. (bat115) from BAKERSFIELD, CA
Reviewed on 3/2/2014...
This was a very good movie. A sweet, PG Rated Romantic comedy!one of Johnny Depp's top 5 performances. Aidan Quinn is also good in this.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Leah G. from GROVER BEACH, CA
Reviewed on 12/24/2012...
I liked watching this movie. The actors were so young, yet so talented. This is a good story, full of warmth, love, caring, and some craziness. Johnny Depp is great at imitating Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Susan M. (SweetShySuz) from BELLINGHAM, WA
Reviewed on 11/30/2012...
Funny and touching this story follows a couple as they venture into the scary world of independence.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Jazmyn C.
Reviewed on 3/18/2010...
Kinda weird at times, but good overall
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

Good story, Depp is brilliant!
Graciela Sholander | Fort Collins, CO United States | 03/25/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I love this feel-good movie! It's a special treat to watch Sam, Johnny Depp's quirky, sweet and child-like character, who makes grilled cheese sandwiches with an iron and entertains at a park with his impressive Buster Keaton-like routines. He looks and acts like someone who walked in from another era, maybe even another planet. Watch Depp's facial expressions -- intense and hilarious! There are heavy moments, such as the bus scene: When the romance between Sam and Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is misunderstood, forcing the pair to run away, Sam comes face to face with the reality of mental illness as Joon becomes severely agitated with the voices in her head. But he never gives up on love, finding a way to get to Joon at the mental hospital by dangling acrobatically just outside her room from a window washer's perch (my favorite scene). And yes, there's a happy ending. I watched this movie with my husband and our children (ages 10 and 12). If you plan to watch Benny & Joon with kids, be aware that bad words are used a couple of times, and there's a romantic scene between Sam and Joon that's slightly steamy but not distasteful. Overall, though, the touching story, dialogue, and humor make this a fine movie to watch with kids over 9 years of age (younger kids would probably find it boring). Creative story with fun characters! Some of the almost surreal scenes will replay in your mind to make you smile and even laugh out loud."
LOVE CONQUERS ALL...
Lawyeraau | Balmoral Castle | 09/15/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a quirky romantic comedy about two people who, deemed as misfits by society, fall in love with each other. Featuring outstanding performances by the entire cast, this is a film that lets the viewer know that there is, indeed, someone for everyone. When eccentric Sam (Johnny Depp) enters the lives of a brother and sister, Benny (Aidan Quinn) and Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), he changes their lives forever. Benny, it seems, is always worried about his sister who seems to be autistic. He treats her like a baby, making sure that she is never left alone. Highly intelligent, creative, and articulate, Joon, however, chafes a bit under the thumb of her protective older brother, but she does have some issues, as there are certain things that act as triggers for some odd behavior on her part.When Sam begins living with Benny and Joon, acting as a housekeeper-babysitter, Sam treats Joon like a regular person, and before you know it they are falling in love, each accepting the quirks of the other with complete equanimity. Meanwhile, Benny is attracted to Ruthie (Julianne Moore), who owns the local diner. The only thing is that he cannot seem to concentrate on romance, as he is so worried about what the future holds for his sister.There are some twists and turns in the romances between Sam and Joon, as well as in that of Benny and Ruthie. There are some very funny moments, as well as those filled with genuine pathos. There is also a certain amount of physical comedy reminiscent of that of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. In the hands of the adept Johnny Depp, it works.This is a film that will be enjoyed by those who love off-beat, beautifully acted films. Bravo!"
Who wouldn't walk 500 miles?
courtney | takoma park, MD USA | 12/11/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"using the quriky proclaimers hit, benny and joon is an acomplishment that pulls johnny depp into one of the cutest, most huggably, and yet eerily believable roles he's played. not just for johnny fans, this movie is truly a "romance with a twist" pulling together the impressive talents of multiple noted actors and actresses. this is the ultimate johnny depp movie, but for those who dont buy into the johnny rage, it provides a sweet evening of family entertainment while dealing with the touchy issues of social relationships, family problems, and mental instability in an origanal, touching, and comforting way that you will never forget.

with the quirky chaplin-esque stunts that depp pulls off in style, and the truly believable copncerned brother role of aiden quin, put together with the semi-insane character of Masterson, this movie has the talent to pull of what it tries to do- in style.

a must see for all ages."