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.
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.
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!
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
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