Sam & Me

April 201587 minutes
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What if Uncle Sam crashed on my couch?" Sam & Me is a delightfully subversive thriller that dares answer the question. Kevin is a hard-working, driven nephew who represents the typical American taxpayer. He allows his idol, Uncle Sam, to move in with him as an act of compassion and respect. Kevin soon grows disillusioned when he sees that Sam has become utterly dependent on him to the point of emotional and financial exhaustion. Uncle Sam spends Kevin’s money without asking, and when confronted, questions Kevin’s loyalty as a nephew. After Kevin works up the courage to cut him off financially, Uncle Sam signs up for a Bank of Asia “Vice” card, using Kevin’s name. Kevin’s best friend and boss, real estate broker Jake Joseph, has a secret family in Albania that needs his financial support. Working behind the scenes with Uncle Sam, Jake recruits former “dancer” Heather to pose as a client and love interest, distracting Kevin from the damage being done to his bank accounts. The office manager at Kevin’s brokerage warned Kevin about Sam from the beginning, to no avail. Kevin’s distraction is compounded when he begins to fall in love with the office manager’s daughter, whose sass and substance prove irresistible to him. Timely issues explored through the film's allegory include: Immigration, Spending, Taxes, The "Nanny State", Section 8 rental assistance & Food Stamps, NSA Surveillance, Military Service, Debt, Foreign Aid, Shady Lending Practices. Torn between family loyalty and self-preservation, Kevin is forced to take drastic action. Whether this was the right thing to do haunts Kevin until the end.
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Audio Language
English (Stereo)
Subtitles
English
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Run time
87 minutes
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