Essay on I Am Sam Reaction Paper ENGLISH 2 Chu, Jensy P. February 28, 2013 TTHS 1-2pm Prof. Bernardo I AM SAM -Reaction Paper I. SUMMARY The movie revolves around a mentally challenged.
Movie Review. Sam lives alone. He works at a Starbucks. And his mental capacity is that of a 7-year-old. Sam is also a father. And he has raised his little girl (named Lucy Diamond after the Beatles song) alone for seven years, ever since her mother ran away days after her birth.
Synopsis. Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a mentally challenged man with a mind of a child, is living in Los Angeles and is single-handedly raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning), whom he fathered from a homeless woman who wanted nothing to do with Lucy and left him the day of her birth.
I Am Sam makes a compelling argument that love is the most important ingredient in raising a child, and as we learn from Sam, mentally challenged individuals are definitely capable of giving love. Penn’s performance as Sam must be mentioned alongside that of Dustin Hoffman as Rain Man’s Raymond Babbitt. It is that good!
What’s more, I am Sam has the added virtue of a young Dakota Fanning, who gives a performance as Sam’s precocious daughter that could have single-handedly made millions for Kleenex. If someone was going to stand up and call Fanning’s performance “overly sentimental”, I might just throw myself into a wall because, dammit this is a child we are talking about!
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. 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.
I do like Sam oh, yes I do. I really liked “I am Sam” and you will too. Its message speaks to moms and dads. When the story peaks it will make you sad. You could try a matinee. You could see it yet today. You should try it if you can. I think you’ll like “I am Sam”. W e have all read the legendary book by Dr. Suess entitled Green Eggs.
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