I saw 'I Am Sam' while I was in the States. But let me just tell you something about myself first. I'm 22, male and have had no experiences like those shown in the this film; and yet somehow I had to stiffle my tears, throughout! There is no discerning moment in this film that breaks your heart. Penn's performance does that quite easily from the outset. Watch it. You won't regret it! (The only justifiable reason not to buy this is if you consider yourself heartless).