Because of Sam Movie Review from Licensed Clinical Psychologist Lois Mueller, Ph.D.
“This inspiring documentary is a tribute to the decision of a family to rear and embrace their son, Sam, who has Down syndrome.
It offers good information on how to have a positive impact on the development of a child with this disability. The audience is taken into the mind of the child and is allowed to observe the impact that his positive and outgoing personality has on everyone around him, including the audience.
Warmack’s story unfolds as she skillfully weaves a narrative by parents, siblings, and those in the community who help, to give Sam a voice. The viewer learns through clips of Sam’s interactions with others.
The power of love, patience, and commitment, brought this Disabilities Poster Child as a preschooler, to being elected Prom King by his high school peers, and to being employed at a restaurant as a thirty-year-old.
“Because of Sam” is a blueprint for success, that makes the heart happy. Everyone learns from this film and leaves a little more sensitive.”