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1 i am sam love is all you need Logan Taylor & Uyen Do

2 i am sam preview Uyen & Logan

3 Uyen & Logan

4 Table of Contents  Basic Plot  Characters  Major Points  Point of view  Scenes & Clips  Issues  Relating to Anthropology  Relating to Psychology  Relating to Sociology  Impact of the movie  Recommendation  Understanding of Human Condition  Just a heads-up

5 Quote RitaRita: I just don't know what to call you: retarded, mentally retarded, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, intellectually handicapped, intellectually disabled, developmentally disabled... SamSam: You can call me Sam. Uyen Do

6 Quote LucyLucy: Daddy, did God made for you to be like this or was it an accident? Sam: Ok, what do you mean? Lucy: I mean you're different. Sam: But what do you mean? Lucy: You're not like other daddies. Sam: I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Yeah, I'm sorry. Lucy: It's ok, daddy. It's ok. Don't be sorry. I'm lucky. Nobody else's daddy ever comes to the park. Sam: Yeah! Yeah! Yeah, we are lucky. Aren't we lucky? Yeah! Sam Lucy Sam Lucy Sam Lucy Sam Uyen Do

7 Basic Plot Sam Dawson is a mentally disabled man fighting for custody of his daughter Mind capacity of a 7 year old Raises Lucy until she is 7, then school becomes an issue and she intentionally holds herself back Court and Child Services get involved, entire custody trial begins Rita Harrison agrees to do probono as Sam’s lawyer In the end Sam receives custody of Lucy with assistance of foster parents Logan Taylor

8 Characters  Sam Dawson  Rita Harrison Williams  Lucy Diamond Dawson  Annie Cassell  Margaret Calgrove  Mr.Turner  Randy Carpenter  Sam’s friends Logan Taylor

9 Sam Dawson Loves the Beatles Mentally disable man fighting for custody of his daughter Lucy Logan Taylor

10 Sam is recording a message for his answering machine. Logan Taylor

11 Rita Harrison Lawyer for Lucy and Sam Offers pro bono Grow close with Sam Has a difficult family life, learns with Sam how challenging life can be Logan Taylor

12 Rita breaks down and tells Sam about her personal struggles Logan Taylor

13 Lucy Diamond Dawson Sam Dawson’s daughter, intentionally holding herself back to protect her father 7 years old Intellectually more intelligent than Sam Taken from her father Eventually re-united with Sam Very mature and advanced all around Logan Taylor

14 Lucy is saying how she only wants Sam as her father, no one else. Sam is telling Lucy how he is going to get an answering machine. Logan Taylor

15 Annie Cassell Lucy’s god mother & piano teacher Helps Sam take care of Lucy sometimes Phobia of leaving her home (agoraphobia) Logan Taylor

16 Margaret Calgrove Child services Takes Lucy from Sam Logan Taylor

17 Mr.Turner Opposing Lawyer Does not believe Sam has the capacity to look after Lucy Logan Taylor

18 Randy Carpenter Foster mother for Lucy; assigned by Child Services At first does not believe Sam can take care of Lucy later realizes she is wrong Assists Sam in raising Lucy after trial is over Logan Taylor

19 Sam’s friends Brad, Joe, Robert and Lfty Sam’s best friends All have mental disabilities Support Sam through out courtroom and life Logan Taylor

20 Sam and his friends go out to buy Lucy a pair of shoes for school. Logan Taylor

21 Major Points in film Mother abandons Lucy and Sam Sam raises Lucy on his own until she is 7 Plans surprise birthday party for Lucy, accidentally hurts little boy Lucy brought to child services Trial begins Lucy and Sam have visit where Lucy explains he is the only daddy she wants Lucy and Sam run away Logan Taylor

22 Major Points in film Lucy takes the stand Lucy put into care of Randy and husband Annie takes the stand Sam takes the stand Sam stops visiting Lucy at new home, feels no hope Sam moves closer to Lucy Lucy begins sneaking over to his house Final trial takes place Same wins custody with the exception of Randy’s assistance Logan Taylor

23 Point of view Third person perspective Can tell the characters’ emotions Allow viewers to feel like they are in the scene One flashback -When Mr. Turner questioned Sam whether or not he wants the best for Lucy Uyen Do

24 Scene 1 Sam taking care of the newborn Uyen Do

25 Scene 2 Lucy growing up and questions about her dad’s mental problem and the absence of her mother. Uyen Do

26 Scene 3 Lucy’s friend, Connor, makes fun of her dad Sam has trouble reading a children’s book. Uyen Do

27 Scene 4 The arrest Sam finds out he has the intellectual capacity of a 7 year old. Uyen Do

28 Issues Sam has to overcome many issues but the strongest one is having his daughter taken away from him. He had to find a lawyer who could get her back for him. Uyen Do

29 Issues Central theme of the movie being expressed by Rita, “that every parent has felt disabled in some way regarding the rearing of their children and the decisions they have to make.” Every parent including normal ones have trouble raising their kids. Sam has disability so therefore people think he can’t raise his own child. Uyen Do

30 Relating to Anthropology Scientific Method Nature vs. Nurture Nature-Lucy is born to become a strong and independent girl. She is smarter than kids her age. Nurture-Lucy draws a picture of her family, she draws herself bigger than her dad because she feels that she is the one taking care of him. Uyen Do

31 Annie thinks that if Lucy is taken away from her father, a piece of her will be taken away also. Uyen Do 1:10 – 2:15

32 Relating to Psychology Sam has a form of down syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Psychosexual Development Theory (Freud) Phallic (3-6 years)-Lucy develops a close tie with her dad. Uyen & Logan

33 Relating to Psychology  Perception How the court and outsiders see Sam They think Sam is incapable of raising his own daughter and decide that it is best for her to live with foster parents. Uyen & Logan

34 Lucy suggests running away and start a new life. She doesn’t want to be taken away from her father. Uyen Do 4:06 – 5:09

35 Relating to Psychology Id-When Rita tells Sam to lie to Mr. Turner. When Sam’s friend told him to lie when he was recording a message for his answering machine. Superego-He refuses to because he doesn’t believe in lies. Ego-When Sam was in court, he did not lie nor sugar coated his words, he spoke from the heart. Uyen Do

36 Relating to Psychology  Denial Lucy lies when she was under oath. Lucy was being teased for having a retard as a father, she has become too embarrassed to accept that she is more intellectual advanced than Sam. Uyen Do

37 Relating to Psychology  The Psychosocial Development Theory (Erikson)  Trust vs. Mistrust Sam took care of Lucy when she was a baby, and Annie plays a small role as a mother although later on, Sam said that Lucy needs a mother for Annie is agoraphobic and doesn’t leave her house. Uyen Do

38 Relating to Psychology  Initiative vs. Guilt Lucy goes to school and falls behind her class, Sam does not have the knowledge to read her a simple book. When Lucy couldn’t read the word “difficult”, she gives up and it was Sam who encouraged her to read it. Uyen Do

39 Relating to Psychology  Industry vs. Inferiority The Child and Family Department worries that when Lucy grows older and hit puberty, Sam will not be able to provide her with all the information she will be asking for. Uyen Do

40 Relating to Psychology  The Moral Development Theory (Kohllberg)  Preconventional Stage Since Sam thinks like a 7 year-old, he is still going through the Preconventional stage where he thinks that if he lies, he will get punished and when he was sitting in the school office with two other students, he was very anxious because he thought he was in trouble. Uyen Do

41 Relating to Psychology  Only child When Sam took Lucy out to buy a pair of shoes for school, she was allowed to buy whichever pair she wants even if it costs him a lot of money, he just wants her to be happy. She is the center of interest, Sam cares about her a lot. We can see that she has a high achievement drive, she is good at soccer and a very good painter. Uyen Do

42 Relating to Sociology Sam has a habit of eating at IHOP and when he goes to Bob’s Big Boy where they don’t have French pancakes he begins to feel like his routine is messed up. Uyen & Logan

43 Relating to Sociology When Sam and Lucy run away, Sam tells Lucy it is wrong- relates to values Margret takes Lucy away from Sam because she does not believe he has the capacity to take care of her- relates to laws Lucy is upset she is taken away from her father- relates to socialization “The Family” Uyen & Logan

44 Relating to Sociology  The Family Lucy has been raised by her father and the absence of mother affects how she socialize with other kids. She realizes that her dad is different from other daddies. Unintentional and Intentional Uyen & Logan

45 Relating to Sociology  The Peer Group Lucy tells her friends that she was adopted so they would not think that she is different and befriend her. She wants to fit in with the other kids. More concerned about making friends. Uyen & Logan

46 Relating to Sociology  Conformity Lucy conform to her friends because she wants to avoid being outcast, and wants to feel the sense of belonging like other kids do. Uyen & Logan

47 Scene Lucy told her friends she was adopted and was taken away from her father. Uyen Do

48 Lucy told her friends she was adopted. Uyen Do 2:04 – 2:11

49 Some important symbols Paper crane Music with clapping sound Uyen Do

50 Impact I am Sam is a phenomenal movie Mental disability doesn’t mean you cannot love Shows the emotional state of people with disabilities Touching One can determine one’s life Logan Taylor

51 Future Watchers Emotional Understanding Compassion Depth Logan Taylor

52 Things we learned Everyone is different but capable of loving “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” Logan Taylor

53 Recommendation Watch this movie, opens doors of understanding Have an open mind when watching Take the entire movie seriously to grasp true meaning Hands down WATCH THIS MOVIE ! Logan Taylor

54 Discussion Time! If you were in Lucy’s shoes do you think it would be difficult to live with a father to which you were more advanced then? Do you agree or disagree with Child Services taking Lucy away? Uyen & Logan


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