—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.
—Psychological disorders, Benny & Joon, film,
Jaehee Choi is with the Hankuk Academy of Foreign Studies, Republic of
Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.