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Movie-A-Day #64: Benny & Joon (1993).

March 5, 2011

“Benny & Joon” is a sweet little romantic comedy that, aside from a charming early performance by Johnny Depp (channeling Charlie Chaplin), doesn’t have a whole lot that makes it memorable. Except for part of its soundtrack, which took a five-year-old song from an obscure Scottish duo and turned it into one of the biggest earworms of the 1990s. The Proclaimers may have turned into a one hit wonder here in the United States, but their song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” is still instantly recognizable and a karaoke staple nearly 20 years later. Craig and Charlie Reid, the twin brothers who make up the band, turn 49 today. But they’re still around, turning out albums and playing gigs back in the U.K. Check them out if you can, because there is certainly a lot more to them than just one hit.

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  1. March 7, 2011 5:13 pm

    Book marked, I love your blog! :)

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