Wednesday, April 01, 2009

I am Sam

- Film: “I am Sam”
- Genre: Drama
- Director: Jessie Nelson
- Authors: Jessie Nelson and Kristine Johnson.
- Cast: Sean Penn (Sam Dawson), Michelle Pfeiffer (Rita Williams), Dakota Fanning (Lucy Dawson), Dianne Wiest (Annie Cassell).

- Review: “I am Sam” tells the story of a mentally disabled man, with a developmental age of seven years old. Although he is not prepared, he has a beautiful daughter, called Lucy Diamond (named after “Lucy in the sky with diamond”, one of the most well-known Beatles´ songs), whom he brings up with the support of a kind neighbour (Annie) and helpful friends. But at the age of seven, Lucy becomes aware of her father’s mental capacity and tries not to progress in order to make him look smarter than her. However, the girl is taken away from him by the authorities. With the help of a cold-hearted lawyer, called Rita, Sam is able to regain custody of his daughter. Furthermore, viewers are provided with a wonderful soundtrack (including new versions of the most famous Beatles´songs) and career-defining performances. To sum up, I believe wholeheartedly that “I am Sam” goes to the very roots of society and Sam Dawson, its main character, sets a very important example in life. As a matter of fact, the movie in question is a kind-hearted and touchy story, which teaches us that love is all we need to fulfill our aims.

- Student name: Lucía Belén Queizán.
- Class: 5º humanístico.

1 comment:

  1. Well done, Luli! I think your review is excellent... and I loved the movie too! And the music!