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What Makes a Family (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 January 2001 (USA)
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A lesbian, artificially inseminated, gives birth, then dies, and her companion must fight to regain custody of the child from the dead woman's grandparents.

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Janine Nielssen
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Sandy Cataldi
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Evelyn Cataldi
Al Waxman ...
Frank Cataldi
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Terry Harrison
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Heather Cataldi
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Nora
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Peter
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Melissa
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Claire
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Martin Crane
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Judge Shales
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Brooke Shields believes she has finally found happiness, now that she and her lesbian partner (Cherry Jones) have a child. But when Jones passes away five years later and her scheming parents apply for custody behind Shields' back, an affecting struggle ensues. Written by <tom@fave.co.uk>

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Because she loved a woman, she may lose the right to keep her child.

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22 January 2001 (USA)  »

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At the time of Sandy's death, it is obviously Christmastime (Heather asking about decorating the tree/Christmas music playing in scene just before Sandy's seizure; Christmas decorations present after Sandy's death during dinner scene with Janine, Peter and his partner discussing Janine's rights with Heather.) When Janine reads Sandy's obituary, a brief shot of the clipping states Sandy's death date as Friday, June 29, 2000 (which was actually a Thursday.) See more »

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Fantastic movie, well done and in good taste.
12 May 2001 | by (Wilmington, NC) – See all my reviews

This was a wonderful movie and Brooke Shields has done a fantastic job. It even brought tears to my husbands eyes as well. The little girl in the movie was beautiful and already an excellent actress. I wonder if anyone can help me. The song, I think it was called, "As long as you love me", does anyone know who sang it? I would love to have a copy of it.


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