Oscar® Nominee Johnny Depp*, Mary Stuart Masterson (TV’s Law & Order SVU ) and Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic) star in this hilarious, quirky comedy. Wildly eccentric Joon (Masterson) can be very charming — especially when she takes her medicine. Long under the thumb of her overprotective brother, Benny (Quinn), Joon craves her independence. During an unusual poker game, Joon loses her hand — but wins Sam (Depp), a whimsical misfit who soon charms his way into her heart. Now if they can only find a romantic interest for her brother, love just might stand a chance in this charming, delightful film that also features Oliver Platt (Frost /Nixon) and Academy Award® Nominee Julianne Moore**.
*2007, Actor, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street ; 2004, Actor, Finding Neverland ; 2003, Actor, Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. **2002, Actress, Far From Heaven ; 2002, Supporting Actress, The Hours ; 1999, Actress, The End of the Affair ; 1997, Supporting Actress, Boogie Nights.
**Audio Commentary by Jeremiah Chechik
**Costume, Make-Up Test and Stunt Reel
Cast & Crew
As the outsider who courts the mentally ill Mary Stuart Masterson, Johnny Depp renders a startling performance that elevates the romantic fable way above its writing and directing shortcomings; look for the young Julianne Moore in a small part.
Mr. Depp may look nothing like Buster Keaton, but there are times when he genuinely seems to become the Great Stone Face, bringing Keaton's mannerisms sweetly and magically to life.
The movie suggests that love and magic can overcome madness, and for at least the length of the film I was prepared to accept that. Much of the credit for that goes to Depp...