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3 out of 10 Like It
Caroline from Laois, 23 Apr 2008
Saw this many years ago, very likable film, JD not huge at the time so it didn't get big showings at all. Nice to see a film about mental illness that is not too dark and depressing. Quite realistic and watchable. All round safe viewing for family or a quiet night in by yourself. I think seeing this made me realise Quinn is a good actor and when you see his other roles you have to admit he's way better than Depp. Not as tasty, but a better actor.
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2 out of 10 Feel Good Movie??
Jennifer from Dublin, 20 Jan 2008
Not a bad movie, nor a great one! Depp of course was great in it and if not for that fact I would have knocked it off. Its a light hearted feel good movie, or at least thats what its meant to be but at times I was bored and I felt overall that there was a lack of something, not sure what but it was just a bit vacant - if that makes any sense!! Watchable, but not brilliant.
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5 out of 10 Benny and Joon
Caitríona from Wicklow, 14 Dec 2007
Really loved this gentle film, which handles the issue of mental illness very sensatively. This features a very young looking Johnny Depp and there are really some very funny little cameo scenes. The music is also very appropriate to the film. Watched this film twice, it was so good!
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2.5 out of 10 Not great but watchable
taliska from Kilkenny, 16 Jan 2008
Although i'll give anything with Johnny Depp in it a go, this is a pretty forgetable effort. Both Benny and Joon characters unconvincing enough to prevent the suspension of belief necessary for such a story
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4 out of 10 Benny and Joon
Rebecca from Dublin, 10 Feb 2009
I was a bit dubious of this film. I'd read mixed reviews. It was actually quite good and warming. Fantastic acting from Depp in one of his earlier roles. Slow but moving
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What's it about....
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn star in this wonderfully unique and delightfully offbeat romantic comedy. Joon (Masterson) is a little unbalanced. Sometimes, without warning, her sweet nature gives way to odd behaviour, including a penchant for setting fires! She lives with her older brother Benny (Quinn), who has spent his life taking care of her since their parents died. One night, while playing a poker game with unusual stakes, Joon loses her hand...

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