Year of Release: 1993
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Approx. Running Time: 98 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"Sensitive. Insightful. Hilarious."
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. Sometimes, without warning, her sweet nature gives way to odd behavior - including a penchant for setting fires! She lives with her older brother Benny (Quinn), who has spent his life taking care of her since their parents died. One night, while playing a poker game with unusual stakes, Joon loses her hand...and wins Sam (Depp), a whimsical misfit who soon charms his way into Joon's heart. Now if only they can find the perfect mate for her overprotective brother...
With charm, humor and an outstanding supporting cast that includes Oliver Platt (A Time To Kill) and Julianne Moore (Hannibal), Benny & Joon is the perfect movie for everyone.
Here's a really fun and endearing romantic comedy about an emotionally disturbed young woman and a quirky young man. Johnny Depp is excellent as "Sam" the charming oddball who possess a certain innocent quality that you are sure to fall in love with.
Rated PG (MPAA)