My Favorite Scene: Benny & Joon (1993) “Sam’s Troublesome Hat”

I talked a little about this scene a few weeks ago during the profile I wrote on Johnny Depp, but this is one of my favorite scenes period.  Some scenes you rewatch because they’re just awesome, some because they make you laugh, some because they make you cry, remember, forget, feel, etc.  I rewatch this scene for joy.  It’s just magic.  It’s funny, yes.  It’s touching, yes.  But it’s just a celebration of the joy in small moments encapsulated by a goofy guy chasing his hat.  It’s something truly special and not only my favorite scene from Benny & Joon, but one of my favorite of all-time.
Benny & Joon, Aidan Quinn, Johnny Depp, Mary Stuart Masterson

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