Man Crush: BENNY & JOON

Director Jeremiah S. Chechik
Year 1993
Starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson and Aidan Quinn
Rating PG
Run Time 98min
Age Policy

18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

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Johnny Depp has played a crazy candy maker, a cry baby and a drunken pirate. He’s seduced countless women, hosted tea parties and pruned garden bushes with his hands. But to celebrate our man crush on this fine actor, there is only one film that truly captures all of his magnificent facets, and that film is BENNY & JOON.

As Sam, an oddball Buster Keaton wannabe, Depp displays his incredible capacity for emotion, his excellent grasp of comedy and his flair for the eccentric. His character’s sweet courtship of the mentally unstable Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson) is studded with delightful reenactments of famous Keaton and Charlie Chaplin bits, and he can enchant you simply by putting a few rolls on some forks.

He’s sensitive, he’s thoughtful, and he’s positively dreamy. And as if that wasn’t enough, the movie features a bonus man crush in the form of mega handsome Aidan Quinn, who plays Benny, Joon’s overprotective brother. Whether you’re Team Quinn or Team Depp, come fall under the mesmerizing spell of a movie so fantastic, we would walk 500 miles just to see it. (Sarah Pitre)

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