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I Am Sam

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I Am Sam was an enlighten story of a struggle of a man and his daughter to stay together. In this movie

the director showed the viewers a realistic situation between family and state. The director also did an

excellent job portraying the illustration of the main character (Sam) and his daughter (Lucy) personal

struggle within. This story showed the importance of love and family.

The movie I Am Sam introduces conflict between the family and state. The main character (Sam) and

his daughter (Lucy) represent the family and Social Services represent the state. The conflict is first seen in

the movie when Sam's daughter Lucy becomes age seven. At the age of seven Lucy is smarter than her

mentally-retarded forty year-old man with autistic tendencies. When the Department of Social Services

discovers this situation they take action. The conflict also toke place due to the fact that Sam had to rely on

help from his friends, including his eccentric neighbor (Diane Wiest) and a lovable group of similarly

challenged friends to care for his child.

Sam's struggle within himself was a hard and usual struggle unlike any thing that ordinary people go

through in their every day life. He didn't just have to adjust to the fact that the mother of his child left him

alone with

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