I am Sam - (DVD)
Starring Dianne Wiest et al
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Marguerite, South Africa. 4 December 2014
Sean Penn gives an Oscar nominated performance in this touching story of Sam, a mentally handicapped man fighting for custody of his illegitimate daughter Lucy. Dakota and Elle Fanning portray Lucy, at different stages in her development, but it is the older Dakota who steals the show with her sensitive performance. Michelle Pfeiffer brings a touch of humour into what is basically a sad story, as the feisty lawyer Rita Harrison, who, very unwillingly, becomes Sam's lawyer. Diane Weist as Sam's neighbour Annie, and Laura Dern as Randy, the court-appointed foster mother, offer sensitive cameos as the women who each have an interest in the welfare of Sam and Lucy, but from different points of view. Special mention must be made of the 4 actors who portray Sam's handicapped friends and supporters. Their unquestioning loyalty to their beleagured friend is a delight.
Another delight is the soundtrack comprising the music of the Beatles - beloved by both Sam and Annie, and the inspiration for Sam's choice of name for his daughter, "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds".
Region 2 - Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Greenland, French Overseas departments and territories.