Don Juan DeMarco


(out of 5)

 stars as a young man who insists he is the famed lover who woos women and makes their dreams come true.  plays the psychiatrist who has to determine whether this man is psychotically delusional or just an unhappy kid who needs a fantasy world to get through his dreary life. The scenes of Depp telling of his colourful past life in Mexico and his great loves are gorgeously photographed but never really amount to anything; the film tries for romanticism on a Moonstruck level but never comes close. It does feature a lovely performance by  (who is radically underused here) and a very beautiful score by Michael Kamen, which includes Bryan Adam’s popular love song “Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman”.

New Line Cinema, American Zoetrope, Juno Pix, Outlaw Productions

USA, 1995

Directed by

Screenplay by Jeremy Leven

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1995

Golden Globe Awards 1995

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