Benny & Joon

Benny & Joon is a 1993 psychological romantic comedy film released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer about how two eccentric individuals, Sam (Johnny Depp) and Juniper "Joon" (Mary Stuart Masterson), find each other and fall in love. Aidan Quinn also stars, and it was directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik.


Benjamin "Benny" Pearl and his mentally ill sister Juniper "Joon" Pearl live together following the accidental death of their parents. Joon joins a poker game at a friend of Benny's named Mike's house and loses a bet that commits Sam, Mike's cousin, to live with the Pearls. Benny is at first angry, but after an evening with Sam at the local diner and then coming home the next day to find Sam has cleaned the house, Benny decides Sam should stay.