Is this dark handsome stranger truly don juan the legendary lover who has seduced a thousnad women? dr. Jack micklers joby. Is to find out. As he explores the fantasy world of don juan micklers own spirit is reborn and the... more » passion in his marriage rekindled. Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 02/03/2004 Starring: Marlon Brando Johnny Depp Run time: 92 minutes Rating: Pg13« less
Julia R. (julia) from GERMANTOWN, MD Reviewed on 1/5/2017...
This was my first introduction to Johnny Depp. I became an instant fan and found him convincing as the world's greatest lover.
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M S T. from RINGGOLD, TX Reviewed on 9/2/2010...
Funny, well scripted, well acted, good casting. Of course, you are asking a die hard Johnny Depp fan but I must say the interaction between Marlon Brando's and Johnny Depp's characters was very well done. I'm not a Brando fan yet I enjoyed his performance. Fun, light- hearted, yet the underlying theme of mental illness in a teen came thru. Faye Dunaway is so gracious in accepting roles of older women and making them real and young. For an afternoon of relaxing romantic humor with a look at real underlying issues, your time will not be wasted. As always, Johnny lives his character, no matter who he may be.
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Mary S. from ALLONS, TN Reviewed on 2/6/2010...
I love Johnny Depp and he is excellent in this role.Quirky and romantic and innocent,,,Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway are excellent and believable in their roles.a lovely movie...
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Samantha M. from BRAINERD, MN Reviewed on 9/17/2009...
absolutely loved it. johnny depp is amazing!
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Margot W. (myworthi) from WESTMINSTER, CO Reviewed on 2/6/2009...
This is one of my favorite movies! Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway...what an amazing cast! Johnny really shows what a talented actor he is in this role...you totally believe his Don Juan DeMarco and want him to BE who he says he is.
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Sara C. Reviewed on 12/8/2008...
Don Juan Demarco is cheesy goodness. This is definitely a movie that you have to just let go and not take to seriously and just enjoy it for what it is. A sweet and charming romantic comedy with a flash of fantasy mixed in. Don Juan Demarco stars Johnny Depp who is commited to a mental institution and states he is Don Juan, the lover for all women. The movie shows this supposed Don Juan talking through flashbacks trying to convince his psychiatrist played by Marlon Brando that he is speaking the truth. It is up to the viewer to try to decide if he is off his rocker or is he actually Don Juan? Mixed in with the flashback scenes we also get to see the effect that Don Juan Demarco has on those around him and also how Marlon Brando's life is effected with many humorous moments. Although, this movie will likely never end up on a greatest movies of all time list, I do believe it is an underrated "fluff" film and I recommend it.
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Witty, Charming, Seductive.....
L. Shirley | fountain valley, ca United States | 10/16/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"A young man believing himself to be the greatest lover in the world, Don Juan(Johnny Depp), is depressed at losing the one great love of his life and is ready to committ suicide. (But first must have one last romantic encounter with a woman in need). He is rescued by a psychiatrist who cares for him at a state mental facility. Doctor Jack Miglon(Marlon Brando) is fascinated by this case and takes it on, even though he is to retire in 10 days, which by the way is the amount of time "Don Juan" has to convince everyone he really doesnt belong there. Over the next 10 days, as doctor listens to his tales of romantic adventures(and they are numerous),Don Juan charms everyone he comes into contact with.(except some of the other doctors who feel he should be medicated.) The stories make Jack look at his own life after 32 years of marriage to Marilyn(Faye Dunaway), and starts him trying to rekindle an old flame. So the question is here, who was curing who????? The story will grab you fom the beginning, put a smile on your face and keep it there to the end of the credits, during which you can still listen to the Carmenesque score and the Bryan Adams song "Have you ever Really loved a woman". The cast is perfect in their roles. You will believe that Johnny Depp IS DON JUAN!. Brando was funny and charming, Dunaway, glowed. The DVD is excellent. The sound quality so good, the musical score filled the room, the dialouge crisp. Picture quality, color, and widescreen excellent as well. The Dvd comes with some nice features, there's a music video featuring Brian Adams, theatrical trailers, filmographies of the cast, and if you cant' get the music out of your head and want to hear more of it you can isolate the score and have the movie dialouge silent. There are also subtitles if needed. This film may not go down in the annals of Hollywood history as one of the classics but it took me somewhere else for a little while and kept me there. Maybe it will do the same for you. Enjoy.......Laurie
more delightful romantic comedy: A Couch in New York
Some Like It Hot
A Move You're Sure to Fall in Love With
Sarah L Wallace | Starkville, MS United States | 12/18/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don Juan isn't just a great romantic comedy; it is THE romantic comedy for anyone looking for just as much romance as laughs. The movie deals with a mental patient (Johnny Depp)who believes he is the legendary Don Juan, greatest lover in all the world. Marlon Brando plays Dr. Jack Mickler, the retiring pshychatrist who tries to cure him. After Don Juan tries to kill himself and winds up in a mental hospital, Jack listens to him tell his life story and decides how to interpret it. The cast is excellent. Johnny Depp is as soulful as he is sexy. Faye Dunaway is perfect as Jack's loving, devoted and somewhat neglected wife. And you can't help falling in love with Dr. Mickler.
This movie is quirky, heartwarming, funny, romantic, sexy and beautiful. It will make you want to fall in love if you're single, and make you want to rediscover your partner if you're not.I highly recommend you buy this movie and watching it with your boyfriend/girlfriend, fiance, or husband/wife immediately."
Nobody does wonderful and quirky better than Johnny Depp!
iloveprovence | 04/30/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This glorious and enchanting film is one of my favorites. Johnny Depp is contagious as the mental patient who convinces everyone with latent, romantic hearts, that he is indeed Don Juan de Marco, the greatest lover who ever lived. I love Johnny Depp in offbeat roles. In spite of all the controversy he has incurred over the years, he still captures my heart, especially when he plays roles like Don Juan and the Charlie Chaplin copy cat in Benny and Joon. I always thought he would have been sensational in the movie, Chaplin. Marlon Brando is also superb as the rotund, tired psychiatrist whom Don Juan, the patient, rescues from mediocrity. Faye Dunnaway is beautiful as his pragmatic, middle-aged wife. Together, they recapture the spirit of youth and demonstrate that regardless of advancing age, fun, sex appeal, and energy don't have to be wasted on the young. If you love adventure, passion, and joy, don't miss this alluring, little gem!"
"There are only four questions worth asking in this life...
Charles Runels, MD | 10/26/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
""There are only four questions worth asking in this life...," says Don Juan. "And the answer to all four questions is the same...Love" (you'll need to see the movie to hear the questions...but I'll bet if you make up your own questions, the answer to all of them will be the same).
Without love, all else is just a banging bell.
I don't use the word, "inspired," lightly; but, this movie inspired me and for that I'm grateful and occasionally re-watch it.
As a physician, I'm aware of the masks that healers often wear (as Brando describes in this movie) and the way a patient can inspire a physician to remove his/her mask and find what's real.
So, I find the mask analogy helpful for me as a physician.
I also consider the first scene (where the woman succumbs in the restaurant) to be one of hottest G rated seductions scenes ever filmed. It takes much skill to turn up the heat without taking off the clothes and while using words that a first grader could hear without blushing (but an adult woman will hear and flush and sweat). Great display of the art of seduction.