Donor Unknown
Donor Unknown (2011)

"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… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 21, 2011
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Tom Huddleston
Time Out

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

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Philip French

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.

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Tony Peters
Radio Times

What emerges is a moving, very human story about the search for belonging, as much as the need to make a child's own identity complete.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

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

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)

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.

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Peter Bradshaw

It's a nice film, though I felt that there might be a deeper, more complex story to tell about the siblings' relations with each other and Harrison's own life-history.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

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.

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Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard

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

Matthew Turner

Heart-warming, mind-boggling and hugely entertaining, this is a superbly directed documentary that's by turns thought-provoking, laugh-out-loud funny and deeply moving.

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