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Donor Unknown (2011)

Donor Unknown




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"Donor Unknown" follows the story of JoEllen Marsh, 20, as she searches for the sperm donor father she only knows as Donor 150. JoEllen grew up in Pennsylvania with two mothers, and a burning curiosity to know more about her anonymous donor father. When JoEllen discovers a unique online registry that connects donor-conceived children, she manages to track down a half-sister in New York. "The New York Times" picks up the story, which falls into the hands of Jeffrey Harrison, living alone with four dogs and a pigeon in a broken-down RV in a Venice Beach car park. In the 1980s, Jeffrey supplemented his meagre income by becoming a sperm donor at California Cryobank. His number was Donor 150.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By: ,
Written By: John Harrison, William H. Mooney
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All Critics (11) | Top Critics (1)

Surprising, amusing and oddly melancholic: a genuine human drama.

Full Review… | June 1, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

[A]s cheery and bittersweet and lovely-melancholy as can be...

Full Review… | June 9, 2011
Flick Filosopher

My advice: re-rent The Kids Are All Right, where sperm-donor paternity (played by Mark Ruffalo) gets the rueful, witty, mischievous-seriocomical treatment it should.

Full Review… | June 8, 2011
Financial Times

The best feature film on the subject is Lisa Cholodenko's funny and touching The Kids Are All Right. Jerry Rothwell's engaging documentary delivers the real-life thing.

Full Review… | June 5, 2011

The scenes in which JoEllen meets her growing collection of half-sisters and half-brothers are among the most emotional in a sweet but slight documentary.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
Daily Express

Only in America, you're bound to say after watching Donor Unknown, but it's worth a look all the same.

Full Review… | June 3, 2011
This is London

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