A gentle comedy about two misfits--a schizophrenic girl and a boy whom earlier generations would have called an odd duck--who find love, BENNY & JOON means well but overdoses on whimsy.
Benny Pearl (Aidan Quinn) is a smart, handsome mechanic who has dedicated his life to caring for his sister Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), a creative free spirit with a dangerous penchant for setting fires. Sam (Johnny Depp) is a lovable misfit who does a fine Buster Keaton imitation but is
functionally illiterate and a trial to his family. Sam and Joon complement one another, allowing Benny to date and enjoy a taste of freedom, but when he realizes they've fallen in love, the st...