Benny & Joon (1993)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

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  • Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn in Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Aidan Quinn in Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Johnny Depp and Ramsin Amirkhas in Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson in Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon (1993)
  • Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson in Benny & Joon (1993)

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14 June 2000 | moggy-4
| Warm, engrossing film about real people
I doubt that I can add much to all the good things said about this film. Acting is superb, as is writing and direction, which keep the story from ever seeming "cute". It is never condescending about mentally ill; I love line where Joon corrects Benny's score keeping of a ping-pong game:" the mentally ill can count, you know". Both serious and comic, like life. Imagine, a good film without violence, drug life, car chases or sex. See it.

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