Sunday, September 10, 2006
Yesterday I watched I Am Sam
and guess what?..it nearly make me cry..lol
Its a real compelling story..starring Sean Penn(Sam Dawson) as a mentally-challenged father raising his young daughter,Lucy (Dakota Fanning)..As Lucy turns seven,she slowly starts to intellectually surpass her father and their close bond is much threatened by a social worker who thinks Lucy ought to be placed in a foster home,due to her father's inability to raise her complete,like a normal father raising a child..
His unwinnable case took a turn when he forge a friendship with Rita Harrison (Michelle Pfeiffer) who is a rich,self-absorbed attorney who offered to take his case pro bono
as a challenge from her friends..
Together they fought to convince the system that Sam deserves to get his daughter back and in the process fuses a bond that results to a unique testament to the power of unconditional love..
The story makes me realise that we shouldnt alienate those who are mentally-challenged as they are humans too..just like us..One thing we should never do is to underestimate their ability to do something.. for with determination and will,they can achieve things that we can never imagine them to achieve..The character Sam certainly intrigues me much..For even though disabled due to limitations of his intellectual capacity..he still wants to be a father..even though he noes at heart that he can never be a great one,since his daughter at the age of 7 has already surpass him intellectually..
But the thing that touched me most was that of his daughter's willingness to be with him..she even refuse to learn becuase she felt that she mustn be more smarter than her father..now how touching can that be??hahas..
So I really urge u ppl to watch it..great story shuldnt be missed..better to watch this than indulge urself at porn websites..haha!!k enuff of crap..
Anyway I find that Channel 5 have just made a great move by screening such movies on screen minus all the need for commercial breaks and unnecessary stops..People can enjoy the movie without the need of getting infuriated by such stops which would definitely kill the build-up of emotional attachement to a particular movie..In short..commercial breaks kills the momentum..but commercial-free movies do have their disadvantages..in the form of a more rush-rush trip to the toilet if in need..a definite disadvantage for some
people *raises eyebrow*..
Moving away from that..
Tomolo is school again..and the thought of it leaves me a dementorish
feeling.I am soo not prepared for prelims,with only minimal preparation made.But I am feeling the heat now,expectations for me to perform in these last two examinations are taking a toll on me in the form of throbbing veins appearing at my forehead,a sign of stress.I think I am in need of a break..Maybe a week more..Just to spend time by the beach..enjoying the waves and the sea-scented air..while bathing in the heat,getting tan(blackier i suppose..) at the same time..I am dreaming of course..unless Mayflower is the latest target for terrorist,I will still be forced to make my ridiculous journey to school come tomorrow morning..
Shitty life?what to do..
School's ending..I think I ought to change my mindset and stop being so pessimistic about things..
One has to have the belief and the required techniques to excel..
The problem is..I have neither..
but what I do have is my 6.45..
I think that's sufficient for a boost in morale..
Definitely =)) hehe..
" ..it's all about you now.. "