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I Am Sam
7.4 Rating
(1097 ratings)
7.6 IMDB rating

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Sean Penn

Sean Penn

Sam Dawson
Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer

Rita Harrison Williams
Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning

Lucy Diamond Dawson
Dianne Wiest

Dianne Wiest

Annie Cassell
Loretta Devine

Loretta Devine

Margaret Calgrove
Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

Mr. Turner
Laura Dern

Laura Dern

Randy Carpenter


Written by
Kristine Johnson

Kristine Johnson

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Jessie Nelson

Jessie Nelson

(written by)


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2 years, 8 months ago at Aug 8 22:51
3 votes
A wonderful, emotional journey of a film.. the type of film that really leaves you thinking about it for hours afterwards.. the type of heart-wrenching story that had me crying (shhh) at more than one occasion.
Sean Penn's performance is so convincing, moving.. he captures the emotions, movements and relationship with his daughter so perfectly that you forget that there is absolutely nothing... read more

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3 years, 2 months ago at Feb 15 16:56
3 votes
great movie. amazing perfomance by Sean Penn

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2 years, 7 months ago at Sep 3 3:14
3 votes
A mentally retarded man fights for custody of his 7-year-old daughter, and in the process teaches his cold-hearted lawyer the value of love and family.

A great story, of a really sad tale of a mentally retarded father trying to keep his daughter. Made me cry at a few points, as its so real.
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Description: Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song), and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations st ... (more)
Release date: 25 January 2002
UPC: 794043553721
Drama (33), 2000s (16), 2001 (14), (12), Family (11), Mental Retardation (10), Courtroom (9), Parenthood (8), Lawyer (7), Illness (7), Obsession (7), Mental Illness (6), Child (6), Romance (5), Parent (5), Starbucks Coffee (5), Father Daughter Relationship (5), Custody (3), Runaway (3), Single Parent (3)
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Watched 2014 (139 movies items)

"Katsottu: 19.3.2014 nauhalta Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) on kehitysvammainen mies, joka jää yksin tyttärensä Lucyn (Dakota Fanning) kanssa, kun vaimo lähtee ilmoittamatta. Beatles-fani Sam pärjää aika hyvin Lucyn kanssa, mutta Sam joutuu kuitenkin taistelemaan oikeudessa Lucyn huoltajuudesta. Avukseen Sam saa tällä kertaa ilmaiseksi toimivan asianajaja Rita Harrison Williamsin (Michelle Pfeiffer). Sean Penn (Menneisyyden ote) sai uskottavasta roolityöstään Oscar-ehdokkuuden. Elokuva o"


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"18.3 Penniltä ihan hyvää työtä pääroolissa ja jossain kohdin, tämä herätti ihan oikeitakin tuntemuksia. Sentimaalisuusnupit on kaakossa ja nyyhkyvasaraa heilutellaan turhankin usein, joten mie olen Sami ei mitään poikkeuksellista pesäeroa onnistu genretovereihinsa tekemään."


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"Though it earned a nod for Sean Penn as Best Actor, critics felt the movie was too manipulative and that the issue of a mentally handicapped trying to raise a child drowns in treacle."


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" Sean Penn gives phenomenal preformance, I cried with him(like I never cried in a movie), I laugh with him and I fear with him. maybe that much untill I was blind to the other details of the movie. he just gets my heart. "


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johanlefourbe posted a review 3 months ago

An average movie

“Since I’m a huge fan of Sean Penn, of course, I was really eager to check this flick. On top of that, Sean Penn was nominated for the Academy awards for this performance and this movie had some really good ratings so I had some rather high expectations. Honestly, I was rather surprised about how underwhelming the whole thing was. I mean, it is not a bad movie at all, there is some great stuff but it is also deeply flawed and I’m amazed that those flaws didn’t bother more the other viewers who raved about this movie. Anyway, let’s start with the good stuff. Indeed, Sean Penn was great in this. Man, what a fine actor! He gave here one of the most believable performances of a mentally disabled man I have ever seen, it was really fascinating and quite heartbreaking to behold. I also li” read more

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" I cried twice and was on the verge of tears for like the entire second half. Most beautiful movie I've seen in a long time. "


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