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I Am Sam

8 Ratings: 2.6
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Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a man with a developmental disability, lives in Los Angeles, works at Starbucks, and is the sole guardian of his six-year-old daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning), after her mother abandoned them. Despite his limitations, … see full wiki

Director: Jessie Nelson
Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 28, 2001
MPAA Rating: PG-13
3 reviews about I Am Sam
review by . August 09, 2010
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ABSOLUTELY THE MOST HEART WARMING, GUT-WRENCHING, WONDERFUL MOVIE TO WATCH
Sean Penn is one actor that seems to never get the recognition he deserves; he's a fabulous actor in any movie I've seen him in; in "I Am Sam" he was simply superb.        Penn plays the character Sam, an honest, hardworking, patient, delightful, very wise and humble man - who is challenged with the mentality of an 8 year old.  He is handed his newborn baby daughter by the mother who quickly runs away on a bus; she wants nothing to do with a baby, …
review by . May 18, 2004
Pros: Penn, Fanning, Sam's friends, sweet, moving     Cons: Predictable, unrealistic, manipulative, Michelle Pfeiffer     The Bottom Line: Sean Penn is Sam. Sam he is.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals major details about the movie''s plot. During I am Sam, I forgot that I was watching Sean Penn portraying a mentally handicapped man. Forgive me for stating the obvious, but that’s the mark of great acting. Like Charlize Theron in …
review by . January 10, 2004
Pros: Great soundtrack, fantastic acting, meaningful and emotional story     Cons: Absolutely nothing, except the amount of tissues I had to use     The Bottom Line: This is a great emotional, meaningful story. Make sure you grab a box of tissues!
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