I Am Sam (2001)

I Am Sam (2001)

  • 7.6
  • 2h 12min
  • Drama
  • 2002-01-25 (USA)


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.

Short Review

Penn repeatedly hits the ball out of the park, but the rest of the team never gets past first base.