IJSSH 2014 Vol.4(3): 210-213 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2014.V4.348

Highly Probable Psychological Disorders of the Character Joon from the Film Benny and Joon Directed by Jeremiah Chechik in 1993

Jaehee Choi
Abstract—The author closely observed the mentally ill character Joon from the film “Benny & Joon” directed by Jeremiah Chechik in 1993 and classified the numerous varying symptoms into four major categories: schizophrenia, OCD, Asperger disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the film captures varying mental illnesses in quite a blithe way, the author reveals the genuine gravity of the cause and the severe symptoms of those illnesses. A small gesture or a few words can be a significant clue to a serious mental disease. Throughout the paper, the author enumerates big and small details from the film and analyzes them.

Index Terms—Psychological disorders, Benny & Joon, film, character.

Jaehee Choi is with the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea (e-mail: gorguz_jenny@naver.com).

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Cite: Jaehee Choi, " Highly Probable Psychological Disorders of the Character Joon from the Film Benny and Joon Directed by Jeremiah Chechik in 1993," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 210-213, 2014.

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