History Film / IAmSam

30th Sep '17 10:48:37 PM KizunaTallis
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Shortly thereafter, the school realizes that Lucy is being raised by a mentally handicapped person, and they report it. Lucy gets taken into foster care pending a court trial to figure out if Sam is capable of raising her. Sam seeks out a pro-bono lawyer, who is initially resistive to the idea of representing him, but eventually gets up to bat with everything she has.

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Shortly thereafter, the school realizes that Lucy is being raised by a mentally handicapped person, and they report it. Lucy gets taken into foster care pending a court trial to figure out if Sam is capable of raising her. Sam seeks out a pro-bono lawyer, who is initially resistive resistant to the idea of representing him, but eventually gets up to bat with everything she has.
28th Sep '17 10:13:48 AM JohnnyLurg
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* HypocriticalHumor: When Sam and Rita are ordering food at a cafeteria.
--> '''Sam''': Yellow and green in one bowl. Could you separate the lima beans from the corn, please?
--> '''Rita''': Sam, don't be impossible. Can I have the spinach omelette - only egg whites, no fat, no oil, no butter, and extra mushrooms?
28th Jun '17 10:33:16 PM dungbootle
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* OscarBait: As pointed out in ''Film/TropicThunder'', Sean Penn tried just a little too hard with this one, not to mention the creative staff behind the movie.



* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks that he wouldn't be able to raise her properly.
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->'''Lazarus''': [[LiveActionFilm/TropicThunder Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, I Am Sam. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...]]

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks that he wouldn't be able to raise her properly.
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->'''Lazarus''': [[LiveActionFilm/TropicThunder Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, I Am Sam. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...]]
properly.
19th Jun '17 8:38:50 AM EraserheadBayB
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->'''Lazarus''': [[LiveActionFilm/TropicThunder Never go full retard. You don't buy that? Ask Sean Penn, 2001, I Am Sam. Remember? Went full retard, went home empty-handed...]]
25th Sep '16 3:56:01 PM Monolaf317
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->'''Rita''': ''I just don't know what to call you: retarded, mentally retarded, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, intellectually handicapped, intellectually disabled, developmentally disabled...''

->'''Sam''': ''You can call me Sam.''

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->'''Rita''': ''I I just don't know what to call you: retarded, mentally retarded, mentally handicapped, mentally disabled, intellectually handicapped, intellectually disabled, developmentally disabled...''

disabled...
->'''Sam''': ''You You can call me Sam.''
Sam.



The court case eventually goes through: [[spoiler: it's ruled that Sam can raise Lucy, assuming he gets help from the various resources he's proven he's capable of seeking out, to ensure that his daughter is not without proper education.]]

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The court case eventually goes through: [[spoiler: it's ruled that Sam can raise Lucy, assuming he gets help from the various resources he's proven he's capable of seeking out, to ensure that his daughter is not without proper education.]]






* DefrostingIcequeen: Rita, with Sam's help, works through her ParentalNeglect issues and start to emotionally reconnect with her son.

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* DefrostingIcequeen: DefrostingIceQueen: Rita, with Sam's help, works through her ParentalNeglect issues and start to emotionally reconnect with her son.



27th Aug '16 7:08:09 PM MagBas
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks [[StrawmanHasAPoint (and for good reason)]] that he wouldn't be able to raise her properly.

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks [[StrawmanHasAPoint (and for good reason)]] that he wouldn't be able to raise her properly.
27th Aug '16 7:07:22 PM MagBas
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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: The film is about a mentally challenged single dad fighting the state for custody of his daughter. Unfortunately, Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020125/REVIEWS/201250303/1023 was just one of the critics who thought]] the movie represented a bad case of StrawmanHasAPoint when it came to portraying Sam as in the right.

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* InspirationallyDisadvantaged: The film is about a mentally challenged single dad fighting the state for custody of his daughter. Unfortunately, Creator/RogerEbert [[http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20020125/REVIEWS/201250303/1023 was just one of the critics who thought]] the movie represented a bad case of StrawmanHasAPoint when it came to portraying Sam as in the right.
11th Jun '16 1:45:38 PM Chelseyblair
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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Sam and his mentally challenged friends.

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* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: Sam and his mentally challenged his developmentally disabled friends.



* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Rita, testing Sam's retarded friends for court suitability. She decides to drop that idea quickly.

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* TerribleIntervieweesMontage: Rita, testing Sam's retarded Sam's developmentally delayed friends for court suitability. She decides to drop that idea quickly.
27th Apr '16 7:15:51 PM Helgatwb
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* VertigoEffect: In one of the courtroom scenes, after the lawyer poses his ArmorPiercingQuestion to Annie, we see him go through this camera effect from the Annie's POV.

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* VertigoEffect: In one of the courtroom scenes, after the lawyer poses his ArmorPiercingQuestion to Annie, we see him go through this camera effect from the Annie's POV.



* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks [[StrawmanHasAPoint (and for good reason)]] that he wouldn't be unable to raise her properly.

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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Sam is a mentally handicapped man who is just trying to be with his daughter while the government thinks [[StrawmanHasAPoint (and for good reason)]] that he wouldn't be unable able to raise her properly.
21st Jan '16 2:53:15 PM mephistos
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The court case goes through, and eventually the verdict is: Sam can raise Lucy, assuming he gets help from the various resources he's proven he's capable of seeking out, to ensure that his daughter is not without proper education.

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The court case goes through, and eventually the verdict is: goes through: [[spoiler: it's ruled that Sam can raise Lucy, assuming he gets help from the various resources he's proven he's capable of seeking out, to ensure that his daughter is not without proper education.
education.]]
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