Benny and Joon [DVD] [1993]

  • SKU: 4080997
  • Release Date: 01/09/2001
  • Rating: PG
  • 4.4 (9)
Jeremiah Chechik's quirky romantic comedy Benny & Joon comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a Spanish soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible, and the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by those involved with the production, deleted scenes, a music video, and the original theatrical trailer. This is a solid disc from MGM/UA.
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.4
89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (8 out of 9)

Special Features

  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Costume & Make-Up Tests
  • Stunt Reel
  • Music Video
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Synopsis

Benny & Joon
Johnny Depp was nominated for a Golden Globe for his astonishing performance in Benny & Joon, though the entire cast is equally impressive. Benny (Aidan Quinn) runs a small car repair shop. He must also take care of his mentally ill sister Juniper, better known as Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson). After losing a bet, Benny is forced to bring another eccentric into his house: Sam (Johnny Depp), the cousin of a friend. Not inclined to conversation, Sam expresses himself by performing Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton routines (and brilliantly!) Not surprisingly, he immediately hits it off with Joon. As Sam and Joon fall deeper in love, Benny for the first time in life experiences the pangs of jealousy. As can be gathered by this synopsis, Benny and Joon may not strike responsive chord with everyone; those who like the film, however, are almost militant in their devotion. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Johnny Depp
    Johnny Depp - Sam
  • Mary Stuart Masterson
    Mary Stuart Masterson - Juniper "Joon" Pearl
  • Aidan Quinn
    Aidan Quinn - Benny Pearl
  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore - Ruthie
  • Oliver Platt
    Oliver Platt - Eric

Overall Customer Rating

4.4 out of 54.4
9 Reviews
89%of customers recommend this product.

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