• What Makes a Family (2001)

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Release Date: 2001

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 0 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