Friday, September 03, 2010

Film Friday

A classic among classics today. Suggested by my mom.

Benny & Joon.


Starring: Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt

Plot: In a small town, an auto mechanic named Benny is devoted to taking care of his mentally ill sister, Joon, who can barely function alone in the real world despite being a talented artist. This relatively stable situation is shaken up when Benny is obliged in a poker game to welcome another player's relative, Sam, to his home for a few days. When Sam arrives, he quickly makes an impression with his quietly eccentric ways which emulate the antics of the great silent movie comedian, Buster Keaton. Without Benny's full knowledge, Sam and Joon find themselves drawn to each other to the fullest degree. However when Benny finds out, it creates a rift in the siblings as they struggle to accept their relationship is profoundly changing with the presence of this odd newcomer.

I can’t even say anything more about this movie. If you haven’t seen it, you sure need to. Classic Johnny Depp. This was one of my favorites when I was a kid. This is my favorite Johnny Depp movie ever. No question.


      Benny #4




P.S. What is with my Jullian Moore obsession?


Long days and pleasant nights. Bryce!!!


trixie said...

Thanks, love this movie, always makes me think of you!!

celita said...

I love jonny deep, it is certainly my favorite actor but this movie I have not seen ... and I have something to do this weekend!