There is no one scene in "Momma's Man" that can represent the editing work that went into it, since (like all movies, really) the real work was in constructing and finessing the architecture of the film as a whole. This scene, though, was a lot of fun to cut.
Mikey spends a lot of time in the film going through boxes and boxes of his childhood memorabilia. In looking for ways to economize this chapter, I had the idea to intercut his reading of an old break-up letter with the playing of a rather pathetic song he wrote as a response. I especially enjoy the moment when we hear two layers of his voice, reading and singing at the same time.
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