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I Am Sam

Sean Penn and Michelle Pfeiffer star in this generally reprehensible attempt to fuse Rain Man and Kramer vs. Kramer. Apparently, we've gone so far on the other side of Politically Correct that it's just fine to laugh at mentally handicapped people, so long as they're played by A-list Hollywood celebs and the filmmakers stop the movie every few minutes to tell us how darn "special" they are. Penn plays a developmentally disabled father who battles to keep custody of his syrupy sweet little daughter. It's not that the topic doesn't deserves serious consideration; it's just that the film is so mawkish and manipulative that even the weepiest of moviegoers may find their tear ducts milked to the breaking point. 132 minutes