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Benny and Joon

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Quirky comedy is edgy for a PG movie.

Movie PG 1993 98 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 12+

its movies like this that make me feel better.

I suffer from OCD and when you watch a movie like this or As Good As It Gets you feel better knowing your not alone with a mental illness. the characters are good for each other. they should have ended up together.
age 11+

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Johnny Depp earned a Golden Globe nomination for his incredible physical performance in this movie, and viewers will understand why. His takes on old Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton skits are breathtaking, illustrating how gifted Depp is as a comedian. The life-before-Facebook romance provides a hip but unhurried view of romance in the early '90s. And the world that these quirky characters inhabit is not centered on being popular or cool, but rather being true to themselves. Tweens will love seeing Depp play an illiterate oddball before his Jack Sparrow days. Adult Gen-Xers will appreciate the kind of talent and creativity their peers bring to the screen.

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