Sam Dawson has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old. He works at a Starbucks and is obsessed with the Beatles. He has a daughter with a homeless woman; she abandons them as soon as they leave the hospital. He names his daughter Lucy Diamond (after the Beatles song) and raises her. But as she reaches age 7 herself, Sam's limitations start to become a problem at school; she's intentionally holding back to avoid looking smarter than him. The authorities take her away and Sam shames high-priced lawyer Rita Harrison into taking his case pro bono. In the process, he teaches her a great deal about love and whether it's really all you need.Written by
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The Chicago Sun-Times wrote that "every device of the movie's art is designed to convince us Lucy (Dakota Fanning) must stay with Sam (Sean Penn), but common sense makes it impossible to go the distance with the premise." See more »
When Sam and Lucy are being observed and they are talking, just before Lucy talks to the people observing her she turns her head towards the "camera". The next shot, she turns her head again before talking. See more »
The film delivers a great story of love, faithfulness, devotion and sincerity. In some parts, the pace may seem slow and somewhat protracted but in such a moving story it's hardly appreciable. The film is full of affecting moments, so if you're in mood for it, be ready to shed a tear or two. This movie is utterly beautiful, so feel it deeply and follow to the end of the story about Sam struggling for the right to return his daughter Lucy Diamond home. Truly Inspiring. Although, personally I felt certain scenes needed improving; of course with some as great as could be. Finally, the film has a great message: Does being educated prove you to be a worthy parent? Is that all you need? Or maybe something more was important: LOVE!
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