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MEDIA PORTRAYAL: Intellectual Disabilities Media Source Link/Image Description Analysis Film, “I Am Sam” “I Am Sam” portrays a man with an intellectual disability fighting for custody of his daughter. Michelle Pfeiffer plays the lawyer who unknowingly becomes a key character in the battle of unconditional love shared between this man and his daughter. I loved this movie. Sean Penn did an excellent job playing the hero, and it presented many challenges that are likely faced every day by people with intellectual disabilities who are deemed incapable of maintaining certain responsibilities. On the other hand, some reviewers with intellectual disabilities themselves mentioned that they do not always appreciate the way some movies like this pull for pity based on their disability. Film, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?” This movie follows a motley crew of a family who together take care of their obese mother after their father has passed. The middle brother, Arnie, played by Leonardo
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