I still don't know why critics are hating this classic drama. I thought I Am Sam is one of Sean Penn's greatest movies and his performance is amazing. Nobody can't top that honor. If this movie have been nominated for an Oscar, then how come these jokers (that means Critics) starts to bash the movie in the first place? I mean, the film is not that bad. It features a great performance by Penn, a young Dakota Fanning, and Michelle Pfeiffer, the story looks heartbreaking and emotionally charming, I believe it's one of the best movies in the past decade.