I Am Sam 2001
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I Am Sam 2001
love is all you need
Plot: 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.
Story: 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 need.
Did you know: Michelle Pfeiffer took on the female lead because she was friends with the film's writer and director Jessie Nelson, who had co-wrote the screenplay to the actress' earlier film The Story of Us(1999) and because she wanted the chance to work with Sean Penn.

Release date: 25 April 2002
User Votes: 7.4
Countries: USA,
Genres: Drama,
MPAA Rating: PG_13
Runtime: 132 minutes
Oscars: None
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