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Benny and Joon

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Cast
Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson, Aidan Quinn, Julianne Moore, Oliver Platt, CCH Pounder, Dan Hedaya, Joe Grifasi, William H. Macy, Liane Curtis
Released
1993
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Mechanic Benny tells mechanic Eric, referring to his mentally ill sister Joon, "She lights things on fire." (0:06)

We see a paper report entitled "Psychiatric Evaluation." (0:12)

Psychiatrist Dr. Garvey tells Benny, "Her stress level is always a factor in her display of symptoms. Her agitation should be kept to a minimum..." and recommends a "group home." (0:13)

Joon directs traffic. She hands a police officer her identification card which reads "Under Medication." (0:13)

Joon tells Benny, "Don't underestimate the mentally ill. We know how to count." (0:17)

Joon lights a fire on the floor. Benny stomps it out. (0:18)

Sam asks Benny, "Mentally ill. Really?"
Benny: "She sometimes hear's voices in her head. That comes with the territory too." (0:31)

Joon asks Sam, "Having a Boo Radley moment are we?" (0:33)

Benny and or Joon recall officials wheeling their parents' bodies away after a car accident. (0:41)

Sam tries to write a letter to mother. Disorder of Written Expression? (0:42)

Dr. Garvey (0:52)

Sam aborts his attempt to complete a job application. (0:54)

Joon burns a picture of herself and Benny. She drops it in the kitchen sink. (1:13)

Joon becomes agitated while riding in a bus with Sam. (1:15)  

Dr. Garvey discusses Joon with Benny. (1:19)

Benny and Sam enter the psychiatric ward looking for Joon. (1:26)

Joon tells Benny, "You need me to be sick." Dr. Garvey finds Benny at the door to Joon's room. The three of them discuss plans for Joon. (1:29)

Would you attribute Joon's illness to trauma from the death of her parents?

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