Don Juan DeMarco (1995)

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Don Juan DeMarco (1995)
  • Time: 97 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Drama | Romance
  • Director: Jeremy Leven
  • Cast: Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway

Storyline:

Two-time Academy Award®-winner Marlon Brando (On the Waterfront, The Godfather), Academy Award®-winner Faye Dunaway (Network) and Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean, Blow) deliver tour de force performances in this critically acclaimed romantic comedy. John Arnold DeMarco (Depp) is a man who believes he is Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. Clad in a cape and mask, DeMarco undergoes psychiatric treatment with Dr. Jack Mickler (Brando) to cure him of his apparent delusion. But the psychiatric sessions have an unexpected effect on the psychiatric staff and, most profoundly, Dr Mickler, who rekindles the romance in his complacent marriage.

One review

  • “Don Juan DeMarco” is a movie that is nothing less than charming; a fantastic blend of quirky, delicate humour and a heart-warming message about life and love. Johnny Depp again dazzles the viewer with his ability to sink wholly into his role, this time with a convincing Spanish accent, and Marlon Brando gives a wonderful performance, as usual. Everyone else, though having minor roles, did nothing to take away from the film.

    I’ll admit, it took me a while to sink into this movie, but I when I did, I was lost in its charming atmosphere, which was oddly reminiscent of Burton’s “Big Fish”, though less exaggerated. It was well made, and had my attention for the rest of the movie. When it was over, I felt better having watched it. It has no violence of note, aside from a couple of ungraphic stabbings, one fully naked woman (from behind), a few glimpses of partial nudity, and approached raunchiness from time to time, but nothing to discourage the faint of heart.

    It’s not perfect, to be sure, but how many movies are? This movie is as good as any, and I was not disappointed. Try it out, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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