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I Am Sam (2001)
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Sean Penn Sean Penn
Sam Dawson
Dianne Wiest Dianne Wiest
Annie
Loretta Devine Loretta Devine
Margaret Calgrove
Laura Dern Laura Dern
Randy Carpenter


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Kristine Johnson Kristine Johnson
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Jessie Nelson Jessie Nelson
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7 years, 2 months ago at Aug 8 22:51
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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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7 years, 8 months ago at Feb 15 16:56
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great movie. amazing perfomance by Sean Penn

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7 years, 1 month ago at Sep 3 3:14
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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 start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away, and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love, and whether it's really all you ... (more)
Release date: 25 January 2002
UPC: 794043553721
Tags: Drama (33), 2000s (18), 2001 (17), (12), Family (12), Mental Retardation (11), Courtroom (9), Obsession (7), Parenthood (7), Lawyer (7), Child (6), Illness (6), Mental Illness (5), Romance (5), Parent (5), Starbucks Coffee (5), Father Daughter Relationship (4), Runaway (3), Custody (3), Single Parent (3)
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