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 their child after giving birth. Sam was an mentally-retarded forty year-old man with autistic
tendencies, who had the responsibility of raising a daughter. His daughter Lucy on the other hand had her
own battle to fight. Lucy realizing at the age seven she was smarter than her farther. Even at a young age
Lucy understood the importance of this and tried to hide this.
This movie illustrated a lot of things, but the one thing that came to my attention was the
importance of love and family. Sam and Lucy relationship displayed a perfect example of this. They did
everything in their power to stay...