Benny & Joon

Synopsis: In Spokane, Washington, Juniper Pearl - Joon to those that know her - is an artist. She is also a mentally challenged young woman who requires around the clock care, as she could cause harm to herself or others. Her brother Benny Pearl, who owns and operates a garage and who is her only living relative since their parents died twelve years ago in a car accident, has made the decision that she would live at home with him, in the process sacrificing being able to have a personal life of his own. He has hired full-time housekeepers to provide that care when he isn't around. However, he has exhausted the list of housekeepers, who keep quitting because Joon is too much to handle. As such, Benny makes the decision that perhaps it would be best for all concerned if Joon were to live in a group home, something he is hesitating telling her for fear of her reaction. Into their lives comes Sam, the eccentric cousin of Benny's friend Mike, Sam who they obtained from Mike in a losing hand of poker.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Jeremiah S. Chechik
Production: MGM Home Entertainment
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
57
Rotten Tomatoes:
74%
PG
Year:
1993
98 min
132 Views

# When I wake up,

well, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who wakes up next to you

# When I go out,

yeah, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who goes along with you

# If I get drunk, well, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who gets drunk next to you

# And if I haver,

yeah, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who's haverin' to you

# But I would walk five hundred miles

# And I would walk five hundred more

# Just to be the man

who walked a thousand miles

# To fall down at your door

# When I'm lonely,

well, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who's lonely without you

# And when I'm dreamin',

well, I know I'm gonna dream

# I'm gonna dream about

the time when I'm with you

# When I go out,

well, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who goes along with you

# And when I come home,

yes, I know I'm gonna be

# I'm gonna be the man

who comes back home with you

# I'm gonna be the man

who's comin' home with you

# But I would walk five hundred miles

# And I would walk five hundred more

# Just to be the man

who walked a thousand miles

# To fall down at your door

# And I would walk five hundred miles

# And I would walk five hundred more

# Just to be the man

who walked a thousand miles

# To fall down at your door

So we're planning our next vacation.

I want Australia, she wants Italy.

I like snorkeling. She likes garlic.

All of a sudden, out of nowhere,

she says to me:
Do I need her?

Jesus, Benny.

What kind of a question is that?

Need? What does it really mean

to need somebody?

Benny, fuel line.

Waldo, could you answer that phone?

- Hello.

- I need a cheque, Benny. COD.

In a minute. Meet me in the office.

All right.

Whoa! Put that out! I got a fuel line broke.

- Hey, Benny. Joon's on the phone again.

- I'll call back. Find out what she wants.

It's an emergency.

She says you're runnin' low

on Peanut Butter Super Chunks.

An emergency...

The issue is jelly. You only like two kinds.

You either like grape or boysenberry.

Which is it? All right.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, peanut butter. I know.

Super Crunch. I'll see you at six, OK? Bye.

Thanks for waitin', ma'am.

I'm afraid the best

we can do for you is gonna be...

It's gonna be $750. If you check around,

you'll see that that is a really good deal.

- Yeah?

- That is a really very good deal, ma'am.

A little too good.

Let's do it.

Come here. Come here.

You're not doing your job!

What is your job, anyway?

To clean this house, but not any more!

- Get out of my sight!

- You wouldn't dare, Joon!

What is going on here? Joon?

Mrs. Smail, please, let me explain.

Beware, the winds of reason

shall blow stern.

- What?

- I'm done, Mr. Pearl.

I'm done! The mule's turned to glue!

She wanders off unescorted.

She has sudden outbursts.

She's simply unmanageable.

Mrs. Smail, wait. Please, let me talk to her.

I can talk to her.

You can't quit on such short notice.

I'm sorry, sir. In Ireland, we have a sayin'.

"When a boat runs ashore,

the sea has spoken."

Come on! We can't play

three-handed poker.

She's gonna be alone every day.

I'm not leavin' her alone at night, too.

- So bring her. She just paints and reads.

- Yeah, and lights things on fire.

That happened once.

I got a fire extinguisher. Just bring her.

Get your ass over here.

Don't forget the Louis Prima record.

Remember, always play for keeps.

All right, all right, all right.

Yeah, I'll be there. OK.

Joon, dinner!

Spaghetti and salad?

In that order?

What happened between

you and Mrs. Smail?

She was given to fits of

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