Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7yo. He has a daughter who's homeless mother has abandons them both. Sam's difficulties become problematic, and she's taken away. Sam finds a lawyer who tells the case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love and whether it's really all needed.Written by
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The film launched the career of child actress Dakota Fanning, who was then seven years old and had only acted in two small roles. See more »
Credits list "starbucks barrister" instead of "barista". See more »
Lucy doesn't need me anymore. She has a new family now... and she doesn't need me anymore.
Is that what she said?
It's because I know that. Because I just know that.
Well. That's the first stupid thing I've ever heard you say.
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This film goes to show you that often critics lose their humanity and writhe in puddles of their own egotistical nonsense. This is a great film with a brilliant performance by Sean Penn (who broke the rules and went full retard). I wouldn't put it up there with Rain Man, but this is still a great film. Michelle Pfeiffer wishes every film she was in was like this, and Dakota Fanning is cute enough to get away with playing the same role she played in every film she did as a child: the little girl who's too smart for her own good.
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