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My Name Is Sam (2020)

An Amish family (and specifically Sam, a high functioning autistic boy) and their eventual departure from the strict and often harsh Amish community they lived in.


Sam Wickey


Troy Fauscett (screenplay), Sam Wickey


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kasha Fauscett ... Sarah
Sam Wickey Sam Wickey ... Jake
Reed Haymons Reed Haymons ... Young Samuel
Wesley Juels Wesley Juels ... Sam
Connor Falk ... Young Amos
Parker Juels Parker Juels ... Amos
Brooke Bowman Brooke Bowman ... Young Barb
McAlyn Forbes McAlyn Forbes ... Barb
Bella Motter Bella Motter ... Young Esther
Allie Taylor Allie Taylor ... Esther
Mireya Zellner Mireya Zellner ... Young Emma
Madison Schweitz Madison Schweitz ... Emma
Jasmine Fauscett Jasmine Fauscett ... Young Sarah
Catherine Bowman Catherine Bowman ... Young Marie
Emily Seracuse Emily Seracuse ... Anny


A film produced and directed by an Amish man, Samuel Wickey. In this incredible story based on true events, the mother and father are overwhelmed with emotion when their children are severely bullied in a public school, and the father wants his family to leave the Amish. In this story about an Amish family struggling with the upbringing of a boy born with an enigmatic mental disorder, they are gripped by fear and astonishment when they witness the boy has unusual artistic abilities. The mother and father are deeply concerned since their strict Amish religion, teaches that any form of artistic expression is forbidden. The boy and his siblings are raised by a mother who cannot embrace them, praise them or even say I love you. They must only pray that God heals them. In a family deeply ingrained in a religion where parents are forbidden to express love for their children, the father breaks the chains of fear and oppression to allow hope, the expression of love and freedom to leave the ... Written by Troy Fauscett

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A touching and inspiring film!
11 February 2020 | by sweety-86514See all my reviews

I'm not sure if the previous reviewer saw the same movie as I did, but that person is way off. I have been following this movie for years before it came out to the public. I watched the number of awards it received for Best Feature, Editing, and Acting grow higher and higher with every film festival. And, after watching the movie, it was clear the film and actors deserved all 24 of them! My family and I laughed and cried as we watched each compelling scene... it was easy to connect with the characters and feel what they were feeling with every moment. The fact that this film is based on a true story adds another captivating element to it. The ending left us wanting more, and we loved the added details about Sam's life. This movie was well worth the wait and one my family and I will watch over and over again!

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