Life According To Sam


Life According To Sam (2013)



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In 1998, Dr. Leslie Gordon and Dr. Scott Berns learned that their two-year-old son, Sam, had progeria, a progressive aging disorder so rare that fewer than 250 children in the world had it at the time. Little was known about the disease, and all children with progeria died of heart attack or stroke at an average age of 13. Told there was no treatment or cure, they refused to accept that as the final verdict.

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Critic Reviews for Life According To Sam

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3)

The story of these efforts, which have produced promising results, is itself remarkable, though nothing in this documentary equals the portrait of the unforgettable son they produced.

Oct 18, 2013

This is the straightforward story of a family facing adversity head-on and making inroads against a rare disease.

Oct 18, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A straightforward, solidly crafted inspirational tale that should appeal to quality broadcasters.

Feb 5, 2013
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Relatable and empathetic.

Feb 5, 2014 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Thankfully, the documentary is realistic; it shows that there's a long road to that kind of ending. But it also shows that the ending isn't as important as the moment.

Oct 23, 2013 | Full Review…

It's Sam and his parents, who've refused to let his situation keep him from living as full a life as possible, who make Life According to Sam one of the feel-good movies of my year, at least.

Oct 21, 2013 | Full Review…

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Very well done.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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