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.
Juniper ‘Joon’ Pearl
Mary Stuart Masterson
Benjamin ‘Benny’ Pearl
William H. Macy