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      Benny & Joon

      PG Released Apr 16, 1993 1 hr. 38 min. Romance Comedy List
      76% 41 Reviews Tomatometer 85% 100,000+ Ratings Audience Score Benny (Aidan Quinn), who cares for his mentally disturbed sister, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), also welcomes the eccentric Sam (Johnny Depp) into his home at Joon's request. Sam entertains Joon while he dreams of a job at the video store. Once Benny realizes Joon and Sam have started a relationship, he kicks Sam out of the house. This leads to an altercation between brother and sister. Joon runs away with Sam, who soon realizes that she may need more support than he alone can provide. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered May 01 Buy Now

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      Madie R How Johnny Depp manages to display immense chemistry with all of his female co-stars is a good chunk of the reason why his characters become so likable. The physical comedy Johnny Depp lends to this quirky, eccentric rom-com provides some of the best moments of the entire film. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/17/23 Full Review Shirley C An absolute MUST SEE if you haven't already. A cult-classic. A gem. One of those film you can watch again and again when you're in the mood to laugh and have place for teary eye. Buster Keaton at his best with Johnny Depp playing the part. He must have studied the character long and hard, cause he couldn't have done a better job. The entire cast was perfect for each part. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/22/23 Full Review Kathryn V This was such a sweet movie that leaves you smiling at the end. I could watch it over and over. With the swinging back and forth at the hospital window, the Buster Keaton things he was doing, right down to clothes. Older movie, but I just recently watched it. Then I watched it again and again and again. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/01/23 Full Review David C Warm, funny, and enchanting, this is a romantic comedy with real heart and empathy. The main characters' struggles with their mental health issues have hindered their ability to thrive independently, but when they come together, their strengths as a unit seem to outweigh and overcome any obstacles. A beguiling performance from JD, with great casting in MSM, AQ, and JM Rated 5 out of 5 stars 04/12/23 Full Review Ted B 3 stars; it was good watching an early Johnny Depp movie. This was back when he played off the wall character roles with some tenderness and just enough crazyness which created and empathy for the character. In her role in this film, the same can be said for Mary Stewart Masterson. So I guess this movie asks the question is the love between two people with special needs any different than the love between others. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/13/23 Full Review Kelly S family friendly, fun and educational. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Benny & Joon

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      Peter Rainer Los Angeles Times This sentimental stew is not without its flavors, and the cast tries hard to be winsome and adorably distraught. Jun 17, 2020 Full Review Matt Mueller Empire Magazine This is a wisp of a movie, to be sure, but underneath all the absurd comic fringes and the much-abused crazies-are-really-sane theme beats the heart of a genuinely poetic love story. Rated: 3/5 Jun 17, 2020 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Inconsequential as it is, Benny & Joon is that rare thing, a crazy-versus-sane movie that likes one kind as much as the other. Rated: B Jan 29, 2019 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com The film is blessed with a wonderful use of color and cinematography, stellar costume design and simple, but effective, set design. Rated: 3.5/4.0 Sep 2, 2020 Full Review Roger Hurlburt South Florida Sun-Sentinel Benny & Joon is a curious movie that should not work but somehow does. Jun 17, 2020 Full Review Brian D. Johnson Maclean's Magazine It is a funny, innocuous fable, a Sweet 'N Low romantic comedy that seems a little facile at first, but has irresistible charm. Jun 17, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Benny (Aidan Quinn), who cares for his mentally disturbed sister, Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), also welcomes the eccentric Sam (Johnny Depp) into his home at Joon's request. Sam entertains Joon while he dreams of a job at the video store. Once Benny realizes Joon and Sam have started a relationship, he kicks Sam out of the house. This leads to an altercation between brother and sister. Joon runs away with Sam, who soon realizes that she may need more support than he alone can provide.
      Director
      Jeremiah S. Chechik
      Executive Producer
      Bill Badalato
      Screenwriter
      Barry Berman, Lesley McNeil
      Distributor
      United International Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
      Production Co
      Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Roth-Arnold Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 16, 1993, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 29, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $23.1M
      Sound Mix
      Surround
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