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?
During the filming of the scene where Benny rushes to Joon's aid after she is put into an ambulance, a house party was happening less than a block away from the shooting in Spokane's Peaceful Valley area (it was a day scene actually filmed at night). After hours of re-takes, Jeremiah S. Chechik
bribed the local revelers with a cornucopia of food from the crew's food tent, which kept them pacified long enough to finish the scene (at around midnight). See more
In the park, when Benny goes to help Sam up, his tie is not tied, but hanging loosely. In the next shot it is tied again See more
So we're planning our next vacation, right? I want Australia, she wants Italy. I like snorkeling, she likes garlic. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, she says to me: Do I need her? Jesus, Benny. What kind of a question is that? I mean, "need?" What does it really mean to need someone?
Benny, fuel line!
[and the phone begins ringing
Hey Waldo, could you answer that phone?
I need a check, Benny. COD.
In a minute. Meet me in the office.
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Referenced in Das erste Mal
HAVE A LITTLE FAITH IN ME
Written and Performed by John Hiatt
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