There are hundreds of references to The Beatles and their music. Sam knows he needs a lawyer, so he and his friends look through the Yellow Pages to find a good one. He adores her, and she adores him right back. With a little help from his friends and a watchful neighbor Dianne Wiest , Sam and his daughter Lucy Diamond Dakota Fanning manage to stay under the radar of social services for several years. Several characters representing legal and social service agencies are narrowly drawn as cold and with little empathy. I like the way that the story of Stellaluna was woven into the film.
Pfeiffer was good enough at playing the selfish and neglectful career-exclusive mother without it. But as they prepare for the custody hearing, and as Rita sees her own family slipping away from her, she begins to realize that she has much in common with Sam. The Carpenters want to adopt Lucy and a custody battle ensues. Lucy: She is a very smart and sneaky young girl. Indeed, there was a Beatles theme to the movie. After an incident that happened at her birthday party Sam and Lucy are visited by social worker and Lucy is taken away from Sam. Sam rents an apartment down the street from Lucy's foster home and Lucy takes advantage of every opportunity to sneak over to her father' apartment.
Sorry, but copying text is forbidden on this website! He receives help in raising Lucy from a group of friends that also have developmental disabilities. Genetics - 5% of mental retardation is caused by genetics. Later in the movie, he is joined by his pals, who also have a range of disabilities. This character and performance would be perfect in an edgy comedy, but exist in a parallel universe to the world of this film. Sam's lawyer has a son who she neglects because of work and a cheating husband.
Sam was a dedicated star employee of Starbuck's cafe. She is super annoyed with him at first but eventually starts to understand and be nicer to him, so she helps him what to say at court. Every person is incredible and deserves every award they are nominated for. Character Background The name of the film selected for this case study is I am Sam. The heroine is a high-velocity Beverly Hills lawyer named Rita , who takes Sam's case on a pro bono basis, to prove to the other people in her office that she's not a selfish bitch.
People with intellectual disabilities just need a little more assistance than most of us, they are still normal people, and should not get treated differently. Another strength, although it is perceived as a weakness by others who might prey on him, is that he goes through life with a sense of awe and naivete. Psychological Illness Autism is portrayed in this movie with Sam who struggles to keep his daughter to live with him. In the name of Jesus: Lord, Master, Teacher, Savior, God. Should Sam be allowed to continue raising Lucy? Mikaela McMorine October 21st, 2012 Analyzing an Interview Movie: I Am Sam directed by Jessie Nelson The individuals involved in the interview are a man diagnosed with Autism subject S and a female lawyer subject R. Sam surprises Rita at a party. The writers, Kristin Johnson and Jessie Nelson, spent months researching and observing developmentally disabled adults in order to provide an accurate representation of the… 894 Words 4 Pages I am Sam I am Sam is a 2001 American drama film written and directed by Jessie Nelson, starring Sean Penn as Sam who has an intellectual disability that had sole care for his daughter Lucy Diamond played by Dakota Fanning.
Year of Production 2001 Theatrical? The film launched the career of Dakota Fanning, who was then seven years old and had only acted in two small roles. Indeed, the overall percentage of those suffering from mental retardation in the criminal system is greater than the statistical average. Enters Michelle Pfeiffer playing lawyer Rita Harrison, a high-priced professional, career-dirven neglectful mother of one son, completely dissatisfied with her husband. This is typical of someone who has autistic tendencies. Its an uplifting, moving, touching, and even a funny movie. Disguising sinful behavior in a theme plot does not excuse the sinful behavior of either the one who is drawing pleasure or example from the sinful display or the practitioners demonstrating the sinful behavior.
Within his circle of acquaintances are four special needs adults who are his close friends and two normal intelligence adults who exhibit disordered behavior. Socially, Sam is rather high-functioningmore together in many ways than his high-class, respected lawyer whose marriage is falling apart and whose son hates her. To be able to convey such a condition with such attention to detail down to facial muscle, head and appendage movement and style of running cannot be done without sharp, finely tuned talents and impeccable dedication. He is staunch in telling the truth. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their situation comes under the scrutiny of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care.
Finally, it is a movie about dignity. I am Sam is an excellent film to use in psychology, sociology, English, fimography, education and parenting classes. I am Sam is a movie featuring Sean Penn as Sam, who is cast as an adult male with the learning capacity of a 7 year old with autistic tendencies. But he pointed out that all she needs from him is love, support, patience, to listen to her, and happiness. The retarded men were scorned because they quoted movies.