Great Movie Moments – Dogma: But you didn’t say “God bless you” when I sneezed!
Sometimes, a movie has a scene in it that transcends the movie itself. Dogma has several of those scenes, but here’s my favorite. “But you didn’t say ‘God bless you’ when I sneezed!” is one of these Great Movie Moments.
I love this scene so much; obviously, the dialogue is a big draw, but I even like the blocking. There is not a thing wrong with this sequence; everything is so perfectly timed and executed. Ben Affleck’s monologue outlining the sinners’ many trespasses is done to meticulous T with quick asides (“Very compassionate, Mr. Brace!”) while Matt Damon’s more sinister delivery (“All lines are currently down.”) is a welcomed change. I even love Damon’s little tag at the end: “You’re so lucky!” That is awesome.
This is still my favorite Kevin Smith movie. You’ve got to see it – it’s amazing. It has everything (comedy, drama, action…) short of a musical number.