He faces a number of issues throughout the movie, but the main hardship is to gain custody of his daughter. The incidents leading up to the interview are with regards to a custody battle concerning subject S and his seven year old daughter. Faced with a seemingly unwinnable case, Sam vows to fight the legal system and forms an unlikely alliance with… 1394 Words 6 Pages I chose the movie I am Sam to challenge my own opinion on how people with disabilities should be treated under certain circumstances. There is no mother but a very cold lawyer and a family that wants to adopt Lucy. Parents who are disabled provide a unique metaphor for how we're all trying to get through an incredibly challenging world and how we all ultimately need some type of support system. I was personally very moved by the entire story. Turner and maybe even the judge.
Linking back to the movie Sam was able to raise a child mostly by himself and fought for Lucy when he lost her with a disability. In her first five minutes of screen time Rita, played with brittle efficiency by Michelle Pfeiffer, hangs up on her son, blows off her therapist, reduces her assistant to tears and for good measure kicks over a bowl of jelly beans. Most people fail to see the positive things about West Virginia, such as their beautiful environment that allows great vacation places that are always neglected along with minerals and goods that are produced throughout the United States of America and used worldwide. But the real point of Stellaluna is that we are all different and we all have special wonderful ways. There are hundreds of references to The Beatles and their music.
The movie parallels the two families to show that just because one has success and is intelligent does not mean one is a better parent than Sam would be. A thinking, caring person would have his equanimity shaken all to pieces by the horrible trial Sam had to endure. I Am Sam is the compelling story of Sam Dawson Sean Penn , a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy Dakota Fanning with the help of an extraordinary group of friends. If you don't catch the two Beatles allusions in her name, don't worry; Sam does. According to Bryne, Hollywood needs to learn to display disability in a way that does not view the disabled as pitiful, incapable beings.
He played Sam physically as a man with a stilted walk, spastic hand movements, and dyskensiac facial expressions — a man who was somewhat clumsy. While he is raising the child we see many signs of mental retardation. Sam Dawson is a developmentally or intellectually challenged adult male, who has a young daughter, primary school aged, named Lucy. Its an uplifting, moving, touching, and even a funny movie. After a year of college, he paid debts and earned more money teaching in Greenwood, Texas. Disabled people are most of the time considered as different from other people in society due to their disabilities.
For example, he's sitting in a diner when an attractive young woman smiles at him. One other thing is incontrovertible: I Am Sam will make you think. Stages of Development : Erikson's Stages of Development. Not and outlier that stands in the corner and has no friends. He has also incorporated symbolic emasculation and Native American symbols of renewal with the abundance of vegetables in the backyard.
He had friends, real friends who understood friendship even if they understood little else, what with their own mental impairments. Sam is raising Lucy alone and is faced with an abundantly load of adversity because of his handicap. In an effort to improve her image, Rita lies saying that she does take pro bono free, charity, without pay cases. During the trial Sam finally realize that he cannot take care of Lucy and she might be better off with her foster family who plans on adopting her. When Rita agreed to represent Sam It changed everything He had a chance to get Lucy back Sam wouldn't of grown as a person Outcome probably would of been different Minor points of the film Conclusion Specific scenes befitting the development Everyone judged and stereotyped Sam before they got to know him Strongest Issues 1: Do you think Lucy should be raised by her Father or by a Foster family? This level of Mental Retardation can range from mild to profound. In model of medicine, the disturbance in society is originated in the psychological or physiological reasons of disability.
To express these themes and ideas many film techniques are used to help the viewer interpret different scenes in a manner that the director wants. I think this movie shows the true insight of what a mentally challenge person feels. I will be describing two different scenes of the movie to show how facial expressions are an important element of communication as well as two other scenes to show how the social exchange theory of relationships works in this movie. Sam also helps Rita with her family problems, and helps her to realize how much her son really means to her. Sam Walton, creator and founder of Wal-Mart Incorporations, shaped this world. This is very weird and ironic in our culture to have either of these situations happen.
A lawyer Rita Harrison played by Michelle Pfeiffer plays an important role in this film as she… 999 Words 4 Pages I am Sam was quite possibly one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. It is made clear in the film, that if these routines are met, it is very difficult to the other members of the group. Characterisation uses a variety of other film techniques, such as camera angles, music and lighting, to help the viewer empathise, sympathise and understand different characters. The film begins with Sam Dawson Penn sorting sugar packets with obsessive-compulsive precision at the Starbucks he has worked at for almost half a decade. Lucy is named Lucy Diamond Dawson after the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Set in a suburban town in the mid-west of the U. Lucy's mother, a homeless woman, gave the baby to Sam and disappeared shortly after giving birth. Although, he is a grown up man, but he thinks like a child since he has cognitive disability. Movie Title I Am Sam 2. This was evident in his book Sam Walton, Made in America, My Story. Year of Production 2001 Theatrical 2002 Home Video 3. When you first think of Stellaluna, it might seem that the bat family is odd and different, like Sam is different.