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Benny & Joon Blu-ray
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn
Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik
Originally released 1993
MGM Home Entertainment 2011

Now available on Blu-ray and probably in a limited run, Benny & Joon is one of those odd or quirky movies you either fall for or falls flat. This is an offbeat romantic comedy that plays by its own rules and sometimes borders on the too cute for its own good. If you like movies about characters that are slightly off, you are going to enjoy this one. Benny & Joon Blu-ray is worth it picture quality wise and is widescreen with no black bars.

Mary Stuart Masterson is twenty-something painter Joon. Joon lives with Benny, her mechanic brother. She has some kind of a psychological problem that requires her to be under constant supervision even if she is basically harmless aside from the fire thing. She has chased off every sitter Benny can find. Benny is a very caring brother but a bit at the end of his rope when it comes to caring for his sister.

At the end of act one Joon loses at poker and Benny is stuck taking care of a friend s oddball cousin named Sam (Johnny Depp). For some unexplained reason, Benny leaves Joon under Sam's care the next day. Sam has a talent for Buster Keaton and Chaplin scenes.

Sam falls for Joon, Joon falls for Sam, and things get complicated.

There are a few moments that ask for willing suspension of disbelief but by then you are either already into this movie or gave up.

Benny & Joon Blu-ray include director's commentary track, deleted scenes, music video, and make-up test and stunt reel.

Kindle DX, Free 3G, 3G Works Globally, Graphite, 9.7" Display with New E Ink Pearl Technology