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Film: Benny & Joon
"A romance on the brink of reality."

In this 1993 film, a mentally ill young woman finds her love in an eccentric man who models himself after Buster Keaton.

Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is smart, creative and pretty — and severely schizophrenic. She lives together with her protective brother Benny (Aidan Quinn). When Joon "wins" the eccentric and possibly mentally disabled Sam (Johnny Depp) during a poker game, Benny reluctantly agrees to let Sam stay with them for a while.

Sam and Joon inevitably fall in love, and as they try to set up a life together, the darker side of Joon's schizophrenia comes to light. Still, Sam refuses to give up, despite Benny flat-out telling him that Joon would never be fit for an adult relationship.


This film contains the following tropes:


Attack of the 50-Foot WomanFilms of the 1990sThe Beverly Hillbillies

alternative title(s): Benny And Joon
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