• Benny & Joon [Region 2]
    Benny & Joon [Region 2]
    Jeremiah S. Chechik
    Attempts to speak to the way we treat the mentally ill today, and it doesn't do a great job, but it's not horrible (better than Garden State). Quinn does a good job portraying the frustration and guilty that come with living with someone who's mentally ill, wanting to do what's best for them but resenting having to make those decisions. It is telling that the movie, seen by most as the story of Joon's romance with Sam, is titled after her relationship with her brother. The end is a bit facile, but Depp is so charming throughout that by that point, you totally don't care.
    a dvd added by hija_paloma's avatar hija_paloma on Mar 13, 2006 | 2 users.


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