Benny & Joon
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Joon: You can't throw him out, I won him.

Sam: I'm Sam.
Benny: So I hear. I'm Benny.
Sam: With an 'n'?
Benny: Yea two of 'em. This is Joon.
Sam: With an 'n'?
Joon: One. You're out of your tree.
Sam: It's not my tree.

Joon: He can really cook, can't he?
Benny: Uh, yeah. Although for grilled cheese, I mighta used a wool setting.
Joon: That's what I told him.
Benny: Really? What-what did he use?
Joon: Rayon.
Benny: Mm.
Joon: Silk would have been too soggy. Cotton would have.
Benny: Would have burned it.
Joon: Right. Fortunately, he consulted me before giving it steam. I was four square against it.

Benny: You can't bet a human being.

Joon: Don't underestimate the mentally ill. We know how to count.

Joon: Should we let him in?
Benny: Yeah, before someone slaps a stamp on him and sends him to Guam.

Joon: I lost.
Benny: What's in the pot?
Joon: A cousin.

Joon: Did you have to go to school for that?
Sam: No, no, I got thrown out of school for that.

Joon: She was given to fits of semi-precious metaphors.
Benny: The woman is a housekeeper, Joon, not an English professor.

Sam: Thanks for the couch. Um... Mike made me sleep under the sink.

Joon: Why do you hate me so much?
Benny: I don't hate you.
Joon: You need me to be sick.

Benny: So why'd you leave?
Ruthie: L.A.? I wasn't that good of an actress.
Benny: Well, that's not how Sam tells it. He's raving about you.
Ruthie: Yeah, well, he's sweeter than he is judgmental. How long have you known him?
Benny: Sam? Uh, 72 hours.
Ruthie: Be serious.
Benny: I am... serious.
Ruthie: Really?
Benny: I'm always serious. I'm too serious.

Joon: Having a Boo Radley moment, are we?

Joon: Some cultures are defined by their relationship to cheese.

Joon: Have we an internal sequin issue to deal with, Benjamin?

Continuity mistake: When Sam is making grilled cheese sandwiches with the ironing board and iron, he finishes one sandwich and places it on top of another on the side table. After Joon's explanation of cheese and culture the camera cuts back to Sam placing another finished sandwich on the side table on the same place that he placed the first but there is only one sandwich there where there should be two.

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Question: What exactly is wrong with Joon? I don't think they mentioned it in the movie, but does anyone have a good guess?

Answer: I would guess high functioning autistic. Similar to Rainman. Especially her being obsessive compulsive.

William Bergquist

Answer: Initially, I thought that she had PTSD after her parents died because she appeared to have watched the accident or been in the accident.

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