I Am Sam (2001)

Director
Jessie Nelson

Main cast
Sean Penn; Michelle Pfeiffer; Dakota Fanning; Dianne Wiest; Marin Hinkle

Genres
Drama

Description
Sam has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita into taking his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.


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