Benny & Joon Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 2778

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 120

Theatrical Release Date: 04/16/1993

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Actors: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, CCH Pounder

Plot: Benny has built his adult life around caring for his mentally ill sister, Joon. When Joon loses a poker game, Benny is obligated to take a friend's eccentric cousin, Sam, as a house guest. Sam's quiet and unusual ways grow on Joon and they find themselves drawn to each other. When Benny objects, Joon has a break down and refuses to leave the mental hospital. Can Benny learn to let go and allow Joon the one thing that makes her truly happy? -- serioussir

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Rating of
4/4

Jenna - wrote on 07/01/2011

One of my favorite Johnny Depp movies. Awesome story line and brilliantly cast. This film is truly touching and has a brilliant sense of humor, as Depp's character is modeled by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. No one can get into a role as Depp can and he proves it with his usual elegance and poise in this one. There's nothing I'd change about it. Beautiful film!

Rating of
3/4

sapien - wrote on 05/01/2010

This is a great movie. There's a lot of funny parts, a lot of heart-wrenching parts, and I love the fact that they made many references to old movies and old actors, particularly Buster Keaton.

Rating of
3.5/4

serioussir - wrote on 05/27/2008

Funny, endearing, romantic. Depp is adorable and the relationship he creates with Masterson's character is touching. A great chick flick.

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