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Sam, a neurodivergent man, has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations as a parent start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam convinces high-priced lawyer Rita

MPAA Rating PG-13

Status Released

Release Date 2001-12-28

Runtime 132 minutes

Budget $22m

Revenue $93m


TMDB 7.6


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sonia_barajas shared a tip "Pulled at my heartstrings."

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a_b_1280 shared a tip "Beautiful story between a father & daughter. This movie can be a little problematic."

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moniquesp shared a tip "Omg, this movie!!! Nothing will ever make me cry like this one"

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jennie_dahl shared a tip "This was the sweetest movie. Sean Penn and Dakota Fanning had such an amazing connection."

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biforeva shared a tip "This is perfect for a good tearjerker-warning: AAAH SO SAD 😭"

linda_sherrin shared a tip "I loved this movie.. tearjerker! Well worth the watch! Sean Penn is excellent!"

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leslie_abram shared a tip "A real tearjerker."

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regina1026 shared a tip "Will make you cry like a baby. Great movie."

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lyndon_bray shared a tip "Literally makes me cry every time I see it to this day."

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melody_stills shared a tip "Thought provoking and inspiring!"

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nykayla_connelly shared a tip "literally so good, i cried. definitely a 10/10"

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sara_stevens shared a tip "Beautiful movie! Excellent soundtrack!"

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anonymous_306 shared a tip "I have watched this movie so many times and it still never gets old."

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nicole_salgado_4198 shared a tip "Such an amazing movie!"

edith_gonzalez_174 shared a tip "I cannot help but cry every time I watch this movie. It’s so heartwarming and really makes you think and consider things"

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naika_smith shared a tip "Heartwarming daddy-daughter tear-jerker. Sean Penn is amazing. Sam is delightful."

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janice_seiberling shared a tip "Love it so moving"

reanna_bennett shared a tip "The movie was both Sam and funny #jackpot-baby you have to watch it."

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denise_curry shared a tip "Great sorry, great soundtrack"

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moon_rose_4525 shared a tip "Loved and one of those shows you rewatch"

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yaya_10 shared a tip "Absolutely amazing. We’ll done."

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masa_kinder shared a tip "This makes me cry every time and also made my bf cry when I made him watch it recently 😭😭 it’s a really good movie"

pamela_rodriguez_7841 shared a tip "This is a wonderful movie! I loved it."

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