Skip to main content

What Makes a Family

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Lesbian partners Janine Nielssen (Brooke Shields) and Sandy Cataldi (Cherry Jones) decide to have a baby through artificial insemination. Sandy opts to be the biological mother, and she gives birth to a baby girl. Sadly, Sandy develops severe lupus, and dies a few years later. While Janine is intent on raising her daughter, Sandy's parents attempt to gain custody of the child. Determined not to give up custody, Janine seeks legal aid to help her case.

Cast: Brooke Shields , Anne Meara , Cherry Jones , Al Waxman , Melanie Nicholls-King , Roberta Maxwell , Dean McDermott , Sean McCann

Director: Maggie Greenwald

Genres: Drama

What Makes a Family (2001)

Release Date: January 1st, 2001|1 hr. 36 min.

similar movies

  • The Truth About Jane (2000)

  • Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

  • Phoenix (2014)

  • The Look of Silence (2014)

  • Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

How do you watch stuff?


How else do you watch?

Select your online providers
My Settings

You are currently subscribed as: {email}


Get the latest reviews, movie news, photos, and trailers sent straight to your inbox.

Weekly Newsletter

Daily alerts


You're not following any movies.

These are the movies you’re currently following.

    Update settings