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Benny & Joon (1993)

Mechanic Benny (Aidan Quinn) has devoted his life to taking care of his younger mentally ill sister Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson).

When their part-time housekeeper leaves, they acquire an eccentric replacement (Johnny Depp) with a love of silent comedy.

You’ll either find this so-so romantic fable a whimsical joy or annoyingly eccentric, as beguiling man-child Depp woos mentally unstable Masterson, much to her brother’s concern.

Depp’s silent movie skills, much in evidence because his character is besotted with Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, are truly remarkable.

Sam
Johnny Depp
Juniper ‘Joon’ Pearl
Mary Stuart Masterson
Benjamin ‘Benny’ Pearl
Aidan Quinn
Ruthie
Julianne Moore
Eric
Oliver Platt
Dr. Garvey
C.C.H. Pounder
Thomas
Dan Hedaya
Mike
Joe Grifasi
Randy Burch
William H. Macy
Claudia
Liane Curtis
Mrs. Smail
Eileen Ryan
Waldo
Waldo Larson

Director
Jeremiah Chechik