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9 years, 8 months ago at Feb 15 16:56
great movie. amazing perfomance by Sean Penn

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9 years, 1 month ago at Sep 3 3:14
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.

An average movie

6 years, 9 months ago at Jan 17 8:20
Since Iโ€™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 bu... read more
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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), 2001 (18), 2000s (18), Family (12), (11), 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), Father (3), Runaway (3), Custody (3)
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