Sam, a neurodivergent man, has a daughter with a homeless woman who abandons them when they leave the hospital, leaving Sam to raise Lucy on his own. But as Lucy grows up, Sam's limitations as a parent start to become a problem and the authorities take her away. Sam convinces high-priced lawyer Rita to take his case pro bono and in turn teaches her the value of love and family.
- Year: 2001
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama
- Studio: New Line Cinema, Bedford Falls Productions, Red Fish, Blue Fish Films
- Keyword: mentally disabled, foster parents, lawyer, pro bono, social services, coffee shop manager, pizza hut, children's book, locked door, child custody, woman director, father daughter relationship, neurodiversity
- Director: Jessie Nelson
- Cast: Sean Penn, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianne Wiest, Dakota Fanning, Richard Schiff, Loretta Devine