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I Am Sam (2001)

Dakota Fanning as "Lucy"

"I Am Sam" is the compelling story of Sam Dawson (Sean Penn), a mentally-challenged father raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning) with the help of a unique group of friends. As Lucy turns seven and begins to intellectually surpass her father, their close bond is threatened when their unconventional living arrangement comes to the attention of a social worker who wants Lucy placed in foster care.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

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