I Am Sam - (2001) - Netflix

2h12m - Dramas

A grown man with the mental capacity of a 7-year-old raises his baby alone until child protective services deems him an unfit guardian.

Director: Jessie Nelson
Cast: Laura Dern, Dianne Wiest, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Penn, Doug Hutchison, Dakota Fanning, Stanley DeSantis, Loretta Devine
Netflix Rating:
3.8/5
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 0/100
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Available Since: 2017-08-18
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Synopsis 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.

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