A movie staring Sean Penn and Michelle Pfieffer. In this film Sam Dawson is mentally disabled and raising his daughter Lucy(Dakota Fanning) with a group of his also disabled friends.

When Lucy turns 7 a social worker decides that she should no longer be living with her father. Sam then hires lawyer Rita Harrison(Pfieffer) to represent him in court. Sam falters on the stand and custody of his daughter is suspended.

This movie is spectacular. It should be seen by all. The acting is all very well done. Even the little girl is convincing and natural on the screen. The director did a wonderful job with putting this together.

The idea was to use original Beatles songs in this film (the little girl, Lucy is quite the Beatles freak). The policy imposed by the Beatles themselves, not licensing to films, prevented this. Instead the producers decided to get other artists to do The Beatles covers. You will find that most of the covers below match the original songs length, due to the movie being sequenced for the originals.

I Am Sam - Music from and Inspired By the Motion Picture
Spoundtrack Release Date: January 8th 2002
1. Two of Us (Lennon/McCartney)               - Aimee Mann & Michael Penn
2. Blackbird (Lennon/McCartney)                         - Sarah McLachlan
3. Across the Universe (Lennon/McCartney)              - Rufus Wainwright
4. I'm Looking Through You (Lennon/McCartney)           - The Wallflowers
5. You've Got to Hide Your Love Away (Lennon/McCartney)    - Eddie Vedder
6. Strawberry Fields (Lennon/McCartney)                      - Ben Harper
7. Mother Nature's Son (Lennon/McCartney)                   - Sheryl Crow
8. Golden Slumbers (Lennon/McCartney)                         - Ben Folds
9. I'm Only Sleeping (Lennon/McCartney)                       - The Vines
10. Don't Let Me Down (Lennon/McCartney)                  - Stereophonics
11. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (Lennon/McCartney)   - The Black Crowes
12. Julia (Lennon/McCartney)                           - Chocolate Genius
13. We Can Work It Out (Lennon/McCartney)                  - Heather Nova
14. Help (Lennon/McCartney)                                   - Howie Day
15. Nowhere Man (Lennon/McCartney)                      - Paul Westerberg
16. Revolution (Lennon/McCartney)                             - Grandaddy
17. Let It Be (Lennon/McCartney)                              - Nick Cave


For completions sake I will also include the original motion picture score.

I Am Sam - Original Motion Picture Score
Producer/Composer: John Powell
Spoundtrack Release Date: January 8th 2002

1. Starbucks & Hospital
2. It's OK Daddy
3. Sam's Friends
4. Reading Together
5. At The Park
6. The Birthday Party
7. Rita
8. Sam Visits Lucy
9. Buying Shoes
10. Lucy Runs And Sam Loses
11. Annie's Father
12. Making Coffee
13. Kramer v. Kramer
14. Torn Away
15. Lucy Paints, Sam Makes Origami
16. Lucy, Calm Down
17. Nighttime Visits
18. I'm Getting More From This
19. On The Stairs

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