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Benny & Joon (1993)

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Directed by
Jeremiah S. Chechik

Written by
Barry Berman, Lesley McNeil

Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt [more]

Release Date
 USA: Apr 16, 1993
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 9, 2001
 R2: 23 Jul 2001

Running Time
1 hour, 38 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM

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Benny & Joon

Release Date: Jan 9, 2001
Region: 1
Runtime: 98 mins
Studio: MGM / UA
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC] SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles: Spanish, French
Packaging: Keep Case
Rating: PG
Audio Commentary Deleted Scenes Costume & Make-Up Tests Stunt Reel Music Video Original Theatrical Trailer
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Benny And Joon [1993]

Longing for a romantic Hollywood film that will make your heart leap but not have you reaching for the sick bucket? Try Benny & Joon. Few mainstream US films manage to walk the thin line between emotion and schmaltz, but here is one film that pulls it off admirably. In the wrong hands the concept of marrying love and mental illness could have been a disaster but, as with the low-budget British film Some Voices, Benny & Joon manages to extract genuine humour and warmth from the subject. As the brother and sister of the title, the relationship between Aidan Quinn and Mary Stuart Masterson is central to the story, Benny desperately trying to keep home and job together while looking after the sick Joon. Their lives take an unexpected turn with the arrival of Sam, a brilliantly comic turn by Johnny Depp, as gradually the characters learn that the happiness that all thought beyond them is within their grasp. Depp adds yet another character to his liturgy of slightly odd outsiders but plays it with such panache, this time drawing heavily on Buster Keaton, that you cannot help but fall for him. Indeed, there is not a single character here that you would not wish well.

On the DVD: The usual scene selection and a very clear audio track, given the film's musical moments a huge boost. Few will probably be able to resist The Proclaimers' "(I'm Gonna Be) 500 Miles" which opens the film. Excellent picture quality too. --Phil Udell

Release Date: Jul 23, 2001

Dolby Digital Surround
1.85 Wide Screen, 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Original Theatrical Trailer
Interactive Menu Screens
Chapter Selections

Region 2Price: £5.97
List Price: £9.99

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