Follow TV Tropes

Following

History Film / IAmSam

Go To



Sam ends up moving in just down the street from the foster home. He's not aware that this is a bad thing. Lucy runs away to Sam's house repeatedly, and he keeps bringing her back to the foster home, because he knows she has to obey the law. Eventually even the foster mother comes around, realizing how much Lucy loves her father, and one night she even brings her over to Sam's house.

to:

Sam ends up moving in just down the street from the foster home. He's not aware that this is a bad thing. Lucy runs away to Sam's house repeatedly, and he keeps bringing her back to the foster home, home because he knows she has to obey the law. Eventually even the foster mother comes around, realizing how much Lucy loves her father, and one night she even brings her over to Sam's house.









* CrusadingLawyer: Rita. She is not in for the money, in fact she decides to work ''pro bono'' after some heartwarming moments with Sam.

to:

* CrusadingLawyer: Rita. She is not in for the money, in fact fact, she decides to work ''pro bono'' after some heartwarming moments with Sam.



* HollywoodLaw: In reality, it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also, these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).

to:

* HollywoodLaw: In reality, it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, entirely since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also, these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).



--> '''Rita''': Sam, don't be impossible. Can I have the spinach omelette - only egg whites, no fat, no oil, no butter, and extra mushrooms?

to:

--> '''Rita''': Sam, don't be impossible. Can I have the spinach omelette omelet - only egg whites, no fat, no oil, no butter, and extra mushrooms?



* LyingFingerCross: Lucy, when making her oath before court.

to:

* LyingFingerCross: Lucy, when making her oath before the court.



* OhCrap: Luck wears an epic and extremely painful one of these when Sam is trying to read her a bed time story, but his reading skills are almost nonexistent, so she starts ''reading the story to him.'' Right at this moment, she suddenly realizes that she's smarter than her father.

to:

* OhCrap: Luck wears an epic and extremely painful one of these when Sam is trying to read her a bed time bedtime story, but his reading skills are almost nonexistent, so she starts ''reading the story to him.'' Right at this moment, she suddenly realizes that she's smarter than her father.


* AmbiguousDisorder: While Sam's disability is never outright specified, his highly methodical thoughts and actions, narrow-minded obsession with Music/TheBeatles, occasional struggles with verbalizing his thoughts, poor responses to stress, and displays of stimming when emotionally overwhelmed imply that he is meant to be severely autistic. However, his characterization plays up so many stereotypes of the disorder that it veers heavily into HollywoodAutism territory.

to:

* AmbiguousDisorder: While Sam's disability is never outright specified, his highly methodical thoughts and actions, narrow-minded obsession with Music/TheBeatles, occasional struggles with verbalizing his thoughts, apparent sarcasm-blindness, poor responses to stress, and displays of stimming when emotionally overwhelmed imply that he is meant to be severely autistic. However, his characterization plays up so many stereotypes of the disorder that it veers heavily into HollywoodAutism territory.

Added DiffLines:

* AmbiguousDisorder: While Sam's disability is never outright specified, his highly methodical thoughts and actions, narrow-minded obsession with Music/TheBeatles, occasional struggles with verbalizing his thoughts, poor responses to stress, and displays of stimming when emotionally overwhelmed imply that he is meant to be severely autistic. However, his characterization plays up so many stereotypes of the disorder that it veers heavily into HollywoodAutism territory.


* RuleOfThree: Tunner repeats "What makes you think you can do that?" three times to Sam while in court.

to:

* RuleOfThree: Tunner Turner repeats "What makes you think you can do that?" three times to Sam while in court.


* RuleOfThree: The state attorney repeats "What makes you think you can do that?" three times to Sam while in court.

to:

* RuleOfThree: The state attorney Tunner repeats "What makes you think you can do that?" three times to Sam while in court.

Added DiffLines:

* RuleOfThree: The state attorney repeats "What makes you think you can do that?" three times to Sam while in court.

Added DiffLines:

* OhCrap: Luck wears an epic and extremely painful one of these when Sam is trying to read her a bed time story, but his reading skills are almost nonexistent, so she starts ''reading the story to him.'' Right at this moment, she suddenly realizes that she's smarter than her father.


* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted entirely when it comes to Sam, who tends to repeat himself and mix his words. Interestingly, the more a character comes to like Sam, the more they talk like him.

to:

* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Averted entirely when it comes to Sam, who tends to repeat himself and mix his words. Interestingly, the more a character comes to like Sam, [[GotMeDoingIt the more they talk like him.him]].


* HollywoodLaw: In reality, it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).

to:

* HollywoodLaw: In reality, it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also Also, these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).


* HollywoodLaw: In reality it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).

to:

* HollywoodLaw: In reality reality, it's unlikely Sam would lose custody entirely, since he is neither abusing or neglecting Lucy, though he might be required to have supervision from a social worker. Also these proceedings are generally much more informal. The state attorney verbally attacking Sam on the stand is also inappropriate and a judge likely would not permit it, particularly given his mental disability (it's akin to him dressing down a child).


* StrawmanHasAPoint: More than a few critics and viewers couldn't help agreeing with the "bad guys" that, no matter how wonderful of a person Sam was, he wasn't capable of raising a child. Having said that, it's clear at the end that the would-be adoptive mother is still in the picture, even if Sam is legally the father. Presumably she helps out with the various things that he can't handle by himself, but the movie didn't make that explicit.


Sam, a mentally handicapped man, meets a woman and the two sex (apparently so she, who's homeless, could have a place to stay). Nine months later, she drops a baby girl off and vanishes into the night. Though he's not able to understand all the implications of this, Sam does his best to raise the girl, whom he names Lucy, with the help of some friends.

to:

Sam, a mentally handicapped man, meets a woman and the two have sex (apparently so she, who's homeless, could have a place to stay). Nine months later, she drops a baby girl off and vanishes into the night. Though he's not able to understand all the implications of this, Sam does his best to raise the girl, whom he names Lucy, with the help of some friends.


* ChildByRape: The circumstances of Lucy's conception are not elaborated upon. As he's severely mentally disabled however he could not give legal consent.

to:

* ChildByRape: The circumstances of Lucy's conception are not elaborated upon. As he's severely mentally disabled however he could not give legal consent.consent, so Lucy would be one.

Showing 15 edit(s) of 62

Top

Example of:

/
/

Feedback