MOVIE REVIEW: I AM SAM (Jessie Nelson, 2001)


In the hilarious and incredibly politically-incorrect Tropic Thunder, Robert Downey, Jr. in full blackface said, “Never go full retard. Ask Sean Penn in I Am Sam. He went full retard and went home empty handed” and this movie was never the same again.

On a related note, a young Dakota Fanning was spectacular here and her name would also never be the same again after entering the Pinoy gay lexicon.

Loved, loved, loved the mostly Beatles soundtrack.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

(Originally published April 27, 2017.)