Benny & Joon

1993 film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik

Benny & Joon is a 1993 romantic comedy film about how two misfits, Sam (Johnny Depp) and Juniper/Joon (Mary Stuart Masterson), find each other and fall in love.

  • You know, it seems to me that, I mean, except for being a little mentally ill, she's pretty normal.
  • Oh, oh Benny, hey Benny, thanks for the couch... um Mike made me sleep under the sink.
  • Mommy?
  • Ruthie, do you got any avocados?


  • Some cultures are defined by their relationship to cheese.
  • Don't underestimate the mentally ill. We know how to count.
  • Having a Boo Radley moment, are we?


  • I am serious. I'm always serious. I'm too serious.
  • You can't bet a human being!


Sam: You don't like raisins?
Joon: Not really.
Sam: Why?
Joon: They used to be fat and juicy and now they're twisted. They had their lives stolen. Well, they taste sweet, but really they're just humiliated grapes. I can't say I am a big supporter of the raisin council.
Sam: Did you see those, those raisins on TV? The ones that sing and dance and stuff?
Joon: They scare me.
Sam: Yeah me too.
Joon: It's sick. The commercial people they make them sing and dance so people will eat them.
Sam: It's a shame about raisins.

Joon: You're out of your tree.
Sam: It's not my tree.

Joon: We have to tell him.
Benny: What? Tell me what?
Sam: Uh, Benny, Joon and uh and I are uh... you know.

Benny: Hi, I'm Benny
Sam: With an N?
Benny: Yeah. Two of them. And this is Joon.
Sam: With an N?
Joon: One.


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