Johnny Depp (Sam), Mary Stuart Masterson (Joon),
Aidan Quinn (Benny), Julianne Moore (Ruthie), Oliver Platt (Eric), CCH Pounder (Dr. Garvey), Dan Hedaya (Thomas), William H. Macy (Randy Burch)
sweet romantic drama about an extroverted mime (Depp) who falls in love with an artist with a history of mental health issues, but her overprotective brother wants to keep the two of them
Johnny Depp's career was still blossoming when he started in
this and he's absolutely perfect as the young misfit and does some fantastic Buster Keaton & Charlie Chaplin impressions to amuse the lovably quirky Joon.
It's a nice film, but it doesn't really explore the mental
illness theme or the potential family crisis in the subplot, but it's worth watching just for the performances of Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson
Winona Ryder was set to play Joon, and at the time was
dating Johnny Depp. Ryder dropped out of the project following her break-up with Depp.