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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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Martin Crane
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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 Sandy and Janine's reception, Nora makes a comment to which Sandy replies "I'm going to let that go because this is my wedding day and I am a vision" followed by Sandy and Janine giving each other cake. Later in the film, when Janine is searching for items for her attorney, she begins playing the reception video of which a portion can be seen on Janine's TV. We see the two giving each other cake, then a moment later we hear (from the video still playing) Sandy making the statement to Nora - reversed sequence from the original reception scene. See more »

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12 January 2004 | by (Dublin) – See all my reviews

Personally, i felt sorry for the real people who the film was based on because the film was a heap of sentimental drivel which seems to be the central ingredient for all tv movies. I found the whole thing thoroughly upsetting as it showed that americans cant make a movie based on fact without overloading on the sugar cue the vomit inducing music and annoying little girl. get real


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