Year of Release: 2001
Director: Jessie Nelson
Approx. Running Time: 134 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"A wonderful movie about the power of the human spirit"
-Joel Siegel, Good Morning America
Sean Penn and Michelle Pfieffer give career-defining performances in this humorous and heartwarming story about a mentally challenged father who enlists the aid of a high-powered attorney to help him regain custody of his daughter. An all-star supporting cast and a spectacular soundtrack complete this unforgettable story of life, love and laughter!
This is a very touching story that raises some questions about a problem - how do you define a "fit" parent? Does a person need to be of "normal" intelligence to properly raise a child?
Regardless of the answer you give to those questions, this is a very entertaining film and Sean Penn turns in an (Oscar nominated) amazing performance that is so far removed from the roles you expect him to play that you forget that it is him on the screen.
Rated PG-13 (MPAA)