I Am Sam (2001)

We're faced with a difficult question in I Am Sam: How should the state respond to parents who may not be capable of caring for their children? The film offers a simplistic answer.

Sean Penn completes a formidable role as Sam, a man with functional autism and diminished mental abilities. Sam fathers a girl and cares for her in his way with a support system. After an unfortunate incident, social services removes his 7-year-old to state care. A legal battle ensues and Sam acquires the aid of a high powered attorney.

The whole tale is quite unlikely, but it makes a great story. The soundtrack is delightful as it's made up mainly of Beatles covers.

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