In Spokane, Washington, Juniper Pearl - Joon to those that know her - is an artist. She is also a mentally challenged young woman who requires around the clock care, as she could cause harm to herself or others. Her brother Benny Pearl, who owns and operates a garage and who is her only living relative since their parents died twelve years ago in a car accident, has made the decision that she would live at home with him, in the process sacrificing being able to have a personal life of his own. He has hired full-time housekeepers to provide that care when he isn't around. However, he has exhausted the list of housekeepers, who keep quitting because Joon is too much to handle. As such, Benny makes the decision that perhaps it would be best for all concerned if Joon were to live in a group home, something he is hesitating telling her for fear of her reaction. Into their lives comes Sam, the eccentric cousin of Benny's friend Mike, Sam who they obtained from Mike in a losing hand of poker... Written by
A romance on the brink of reality.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG for theme, a scene of mild sensuality and one use of harsh language
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Did You Know?
Benny and Joons house shown in the film, located in Spokane WA, is no longer there. In the movie you can see the house is located on the 1800 block of Water street, a block which no longer exists. See more
When Joon plays poker, she asks for two cards--one can be seen as being a black card. When she shows her hand, she has five hearts. See more
How sick is she?
She's plenty sick. Now listen to me, I've been doin' some thinkin'...
Because, you know, it seems to me that, I mean, except for being a little mentally ill, she's pretty normal.
References Roman Holiday
PUSHIN' FORWARD BACK
Written by Chris Cornell
(as Christopher J. Cornell), Stone Gossard
, Jeff Ament
Performed by Temple of the Dog
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc. See more