Progeria is a rare, fatal genetic condition that causes accelerated aging in children; its young victims rarely live past 13. This moving documentary explores the remarkable world of Sam Berns and the relentless pursuit of a treatment and cure by his parents (both doctors) to save their son from the disease. Directed by Oscar(R) winners Sean and Andrea Fine ("Inocente"), the film chronicles three years of the family's inspiring efforts, which led to the first clinical drug trials and the discovery that progeria is linked to the human aging process.

  • DirectorSean Fine,Andrea Nix Fine
  • Runtime 1 hr 34 min
  • StudioHBO
  • QualityHD

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Life According to Sam
Cindy
Heartfelt Documentary

I rented this because of the reviews and they were all correct. I had never even heard of this strange and rare disease so I found the movie totally captivating.

Life According to Sam
Moses Rivera
An inspiring watch

My wife and I loved this documentary. Very eye opening, very real. an inspiring watch.

Life According to Sam
Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful documentary about the challenges of drug development for a ...

This is a wonderful documentary about the challenges of drug development for a very rare disease through the eyes of a young man with the disease.

Life According to Sam
Mark Adkins
Wonderful movie

An amazing story of an amazing young man. I watched this with my three children...Sam is a great inspiration to all of us.

Life According to Sam
A. Todd Beaver
Great story and Sam is an amazing person

Great story and Sam is an amazing person. The progress the family makes is amazing. I was hoping it would be a bit more personal. It felt a bit clinical.

Life According to Sam
Amazon Customer
It was always clear they were both having a great time, though I never really knew their story

Over the course of several years I crossed paths with Sam and his dad. It was always clear they were both having a great time, though I never really knew their story. This is a very poignant film about Sam, his family and progeria.

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