I Am Sam

Question: Can 7-year old children be put under oath? (01:06:10)

NancyFelix
7

Chosen answer: Yes, but I don't think it is possible for a child to understand the consequences behind the oath.

Scrappy
5

Question: Who is the mentally handicapped guy with thick glasses who says, "I think she's very beautiful."? He only appears in one scene and doesn't seem to contribute anything else to the movie.

Answer: He's just another "member" of their video night group, and the character probably wasn't needed for the whole movie.

Ral0618
1

Question: At Lucy's birthday party one of the kids says that Lucy said that she was adopted. Did Lucy really say this or was the boy lying?

Answer: But when Lucy is put under oath and talks to the judge she tells him that she never said that she was adopted and even says that kids lie about stuff.

Exactly! She told a lie - and then admitted that kids (including herself in her previous statement) lie.

WHAT?

Answer: Based on Lucy's reaction to and disbelief over the boy saying that she said she was adopted, it appears that Lucy did tell the boy she was adopted. Lucy was shocked and embarrassed over her father being informed of what she said. Lucy loves her father but has reached the age where she sees that he is "different from the other fathers." She is sensitive over her friend calling her father a "retard" and mocking him by repeating some things he says, such as "Sorry Mr. Egg."

WHAT?

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Lucy escape by bus from the custody hearing Lucy's hair changes from shot to shot. (01:02:50)

NancyFelix
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Trivia: Dakota Fanning's younger sister Elle makes her film debut, portraying Lucy at age 2. Incidentally, both Dakota and Elle go by their middle names; Dakota's full name is Hannah Dakota Fanning while Elle is Mary Elle Fanning.

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