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Benny & Joon

1993 - PG - 1:38
MGM/UA Home Video
Directed by Jeremiah Chechik
Johnny Depp
Mary Stuart Masterson
Aidan Quinn
Julianne Moore
Oliver Platt
C.C.H. Pounder
Dan Hedaya
Joe Grifasi
William H. Macy

Johnny Depp (Edward Scissorhands), Mary Stuart Masterson (Fried Green Tomatoes) and Aidan Quinn (Avalon) star in this unique romantic comedy, hailed as "the best date movie since The Cutting Edge" (Joe Leydon, Houston Post). Joon (Masterson) is a smart and pretty young girl who just happens to be a little unbalanced. She lives with her older brother Benny (Quinn), who has spent his life taking care of her since their parents died. One night, while playing a poker game with unusual stakes, Joon loses her hand...and wins Sam (Depp), a whimsical misfit who soon charms his way into Joon's heart with his Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin-like antics. Now if they can only find the perfect mate for her overprotective brother... A funny and heartwarming story full of romance and magic, Benny & Joon features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Oliver Platt (Diggstown) and Julianne Moore (The Hand That Rocks The Cradle). A "...charming, loony love story..." (Susan Granger, CRN/AMERICAN MOVIE CLASSICS), it's the perfect movie for all audiences.

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