Benny & Joon


(out of 5)

A mentally challenged woman (Mary Stuart Masterson) is an emotional burden on her kindly brother (Aidan Quinn) until a mysterious Buster Keaton-loving stranger (Johnny Depp) enters her life and perks her up. The performances are excellent, especially a sympathetic Masterson, but this narrow view of the small-town world of handicapped Americans is flat and uninvolving. Also stars Julianne Moore and Oliver Platt.

, Roth-Arnold Productions

USA, 1993

Directed by

Story by , , Screenplay by Barry Berman

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Johnny Depp)

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