DON JUAN DE MARCO stars Johnny Depp as a delusional psychiatric patient in New York City who thinks he is the world’s greatest lover, Don Juan. Marlon Brando is his psychiatrist, Jack, who discontinues his medication when he becomes convinced that Don Juan really is the world’s greatest lover. The other doctors are frustrated with Jack because they see Don Juan as a delusional patient who needs better psychiatric treatment. Also, after hearing Don’s stories of life and love in Mexico, Jack’s life changes, and he becomes more romantically attentive to his own wife. Their marriage improves because of Don Juan’s influence.
While the production of DON JUAN DE MARCO is mediocre, Johnny Depp plays his role extremely well. The plot is a bit flaky, since love is based on sexual lust. Don Juan does not know the first thing about love that does not involve sex. The premise is: love is not love unless your whole heart and your whole body is involved. A great concept for married couples, but Don Juan is not married. ON the other hand, his psychiatrist Jack, is. The message that comes through is that we should go out and “make love” to everyone we find attractive. Regrettably, this is something our society tends to promote already. It is not something that needs to be reinforced by a movie.
(Ro, L, S, NN) Romantic, idealistic worldview; 1 profanity; implied fornication; and, naturalistic & partial female nudity.