Benny & Joon (1993)

A mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

Paravail

A cute, lighthearted and enjoyable rom-com. Johnny Depp is delightful to watch as the quintessential manic-pixie dream guy, and Masterson and Quinn have a good on-screen chemistry. The characters are surprisingly nuanced, and the whole film is overloaded with early 90's kitsch. It's portrayal of mental illness is simplified and glosses over many of darker realities of living with such a condition, but if you're willing to accept the movie on it's own terms it will definitely make you smile.

4 years ago

dragonflash93

So unbelievably adorable :)

9 years ago

mrpinbert

A cute and sweet movie about mental illness, but also surprisingly nuanced in it's own way.

3 years ago

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