YMMV / Benny & Joon

  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" by The Proclaimers. (Also a major Ear Worm.)
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Johnny Depp apparently loved his joke of mouthing along the lines to Ruthie's crappy horror movie because he'd later use it verbatim in Ed Wood.
  • I Am Not Shazam: Benny & Joon does not refer to the romantic leads, but the brother and sister. Johnny Depp is NOT the titular Benny (his character is named Sam), but this mistake is made often.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, and Oliver Platt play supporting roles before becoming bigger names later.