Year of Release: 1995
Director: Jeremy Leven
Approx. Running Time: 97 minutes
My Rating: 3 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
Two-time Academy Award-winner Marlon Brando (The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Godfather, Academy Award-winner Faye Dunaway (The Thomas Crown Affair) and Johnny Depp (Blow, Chocolat, Sleepy Hollow) deliver tour de force performances in this critically acclaimed romantic comedy.
"A great date movie! It really does work its magic!"
-Gene Siskel, SISKEL & EBERT
This heartfelt and funny movie deals with the power of fantasy and romance. Johnny Depp plays a young psychiatric patient, hospitalized for a ten day stint after threatening suicide, who believes himself to be Don Juan, the greatest lover that ever lived. He has the mask, the sword, the outfit and a long and beautiful story to tell. Marlon Brando is his psychiatrist, 10 days away from retirement, who must determine whether or not the young man in his care is deluded and in need of a more permanent commitment. Over the course of his sessions, lasting those final ten days, the psychiatrist finds himself lost in the fantastic tales of his patient, and seeks ways to apply the beauty and romance of the stories to his own life and marriage.
Although obviously a bit over-the-top, it's not difficult to believe in Johnny Depp as the world's greatest lover or in the beauty of this film.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)