I Am Sam was filmed in 2001. We can attribute this movie to the genre:

I Am Sam

I Am Sam 2001
Actors: Wally Brown
J. Farrell MacDonald
Thomas Wheatley
Laurie Holden
Ian Tracey
Brian Lonsdale
Nicolas Mize
Louis Nowra
Lex Shrapnel
Shaun Benson
Edward Lachman
Harmony Korine
 
 
Director(s): Friðrik Þór Friðriksson  
IMDB Rating:7.4 out of 10 (45334 votes)  

Storyline

Plot Summary:

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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