I Am Sam (2001)
poster I Am Sam
IMDb Rating:
7.6/10 (136600 votes)

Country:United States, 132 minutes

Spoken Languages:English


Director(s):Jessie Nelson

Video Codec:Unknown

Number: 1910

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.

Sean Penn (as Sam Dawson), Michelle Pfeiffer (as Rita), Dakota Fanning (as Lucy), Dianne Wiest (as Annie), Loretta Devine (as Margaret Calgrove)

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1