Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy starring Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, C.C.H. Pounder, Dan Hedaya, Joe Grifasi, and William H. Macy. What a sweet, delightful, endearing film! The cast is wonderful, and the characters feel real. I loved this movie and can't recommend it highly enough.
The New York Times has a positive review. Rolling Stone doesn't like it.
Empire Online says, "at the core of its misfits-need-love-too storyline lies a warmhearted charm so captivating that only the most hardened cynic will fail to be enchanted." Roger Ebert gives it 3 out of 4 stars and says, "The story wants to be about love, but is also about madness, and somehow it weaves the two together with a charm that would probably not be quite so easy in real life." Rotten Tomatoes has an audience score of 85%.