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PG-13| 2 hr. 12 min.

Plot Summary
"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.

Cast: Sean Penn , Michelle Pfeiffer , Dakota Fanning , Dianne Wiest , Loretta Devine , Richard Schiff , Laura Dern , Brad Allan Silverman

Director: Jessie Nelson

Genres: Drama

Distributor: New Line Cinema

I Am Sam (2001)

Release Date: December 28th, 2001|2 hr. 12 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 30
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Contrived, manipulative and shamelessly sentimental, this film is notable for the courageous reach of Sean Penn, who gives a bold, heartfelt performance. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Not about the justice or injustice of the legal system. Rather it's about the tragedy of Sam's predicament. show more

  • 25
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Drawn out and dishonest in equal measure, Sam fights it out with "The Majestic" for the title of worst "important" movie of the year. show more

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