I Am Sam

A maximum tearjerker that adroitly uses the undisguised emotions of the mentally challenged to tell a clear, stripped-down story about the love between a father and his child. That this film's emotionally manipulative premise and an often-contrived screenplay manage to succeed as powerful drama is due mostly to a pair of unflinchingly honest performances...read more

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Original trailer for director Jessie Nelson s I Am Sam, 2001, with Michelle Pfeiffer and Academy Award-nominated Sean Penn in the title role.
I Am Sam - Official Trailer
02:17 — A mentally-challenged man fights to retain custody of his young daughter with the help of a high-powered attorney.

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  • Released: 2001
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: A maximum tearjerker that adroitly uses the undisguised emotions of the mentally challenged to tell a clear, stripped-down story about the love between a father and his child. That this film's emotionally manipulative premise and an often-contrived screenp… (more)

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