Saturday, February 20, 2016

Don Juan DeMarco (1994)

An American drama directed by Jeremy Leven, starring Johnny Depp, Marlon Brando and Faye Dunaway.
A psychologist who will soon be retiring gets a new patient. The patient says that he is Don Juan DeMarco and tells an epic life story which includes swashbuckling duels in Mexico, a visit to the middle east and numerous romantic encounters. Unfortunately, the patient's grandmother is found and says that he lived an uneventful life in New York and Arizona before being abandoned by his mother after the father's death in a car crash. The psychologist must discern fact from fiction.
Johnny Depp plays crazy yet again. His telling of stories kept me entertained for most of the duration and reminded me of Secondhand Lions (2003) and The Fall (2006). The story scenes had excellent sets and costumes. They featured more dramatic camera-work than the hospital scenes. The pacing was pretty moderate, with just enough fast to keep my attention and just enough slow to let the scenes sink in. The premise of discerning fact from fiction was not resolved, which I found slightly confusing. Overall, not bad. The cool story scenes earn this an adequate rating.

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