Sean Penn has done many good things, and none of them can be found in this sentimental guff. As Sam, he's an autistic who, with the help of saintly lawyer Michelle Pfeiffer, tries to prove he's a fit father to his daughter. It's manipulative, dishonest, and wreaks carnage on The Beatles' songbook. Penn was Oscar-nominated. You have to laugh.

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I Am Sam

Sean Penn has done many good things, and none of them can be found in this sentimental guff. As Sam, he’s an autistic who, with the help of saintly lawyer Michelle Pfeiffer, tries to prove he’s a fit father to his daughter. It’s manipulative, dishonest, and wreaks carnage on The Beatles’ songbook. Penn was Oscar-nominated. You have to laugh.