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I Am Sam Review


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What defines a parent? Is it the amount of intellectual maturity displayed or the level of love given? Such is the question posed in I Am Sam.

In the film, Sam Dawson (Sean Penn) is a mentally challenged single father raising his daughter Lucy (Dakota Fanning). Sam is a sweet, good-natured man who earns a living by sweeping up at a local coffee store. His mental capacity is that of a seven-year-old, and as his daughter turns seven, she begins to intellectually outgrow her father. Soon, their lives come under the scrutiny of a social worker, who, "for the good of the child," wants Lucy placed into foster care.

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I Am Sam Review


Terrible

To grasp the shameless, trolling-for-Oscars concept behind "I Am Sam," an insufferably mawkish, mentally-challenged melodrama of self-aggrandizing proportions, just imagine a tear-jerking "Rain Man" sequel with Dustin Hoffman in a custody battle over a button-cute 7-year-old daughter.

Somebody pass the Pepto-Bismol.

The patience-testing, 100-percent predictable picture stars Sean Penn (who I can only assume took the role to finance some smaller, smarter project in the works) in a mannerism-congested performance as a man whose mental capacity has been surpassed by his blond-haired, blue-eyed China-doll kid, and now the state wants to take her away from him.

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What defines a parent? Is it the amount of intellectual maturity displayed or the level...

I Am Sam Movie Review

I Am Sam Movie Review

To grasp the shameless, trolling-for-Oscars concept behind "I Am Sam," an insufferably mawkish, mentally-challenged melodrama...

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