Our Father

After a woman's at-home DNA test reveals multiple half-siblings, she discovers a shocking scheme involving donor sperm and a popular fertility doctor.

  • Released: 2022-05-11
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Genre: Crime, Documentaries
  • Stars: Donald Cline, Jacoba Ballard, Angela Ganote, Kylene Gott, Julie Harmon, Jason Hyatt, Matt White, Heather Woock, Dianna Kiesler, Liz White, Keith Boyle, Leslie Koch Foumberg, Lea Roman, Simone-Elise Girard
  • Director: Lucie Jourdan
  • natmavila - 25 October 2023
    An Unconventional Conception Story
    Well, folks, "Our Father" is the kind of documentary that leaves you scratching your head, but not necessarily for all the right reasons. The film takes us on a wild ride into the bizarre world of former fertility doc Donald Cline, who apparently thought it was perfectly acceptable to play a real-life game of "Guess Who's Your Daddy?" with his patients' fertility. Now, I can't deny that the sheer audacity of Cline's actions makes for an intriguing story, but it's like watching a train wreck in slow motion - you can't look away, but you also can't help but cringe.

    The film's saving grace is the jaw-dropping reactions of those who discovered the truth about their parentage. I mean, who wouldn't be shocked to find out that dear old Doc Cline was secretly the man behind the curtain, pulling all the genetic strings? It's a real-life soap opera that's almost too absurd to believe. But, despite the compelling subject matter, "Our Father" falls short in terms of storytelling finesse. The pacing drags at times, and you can't help but wish for a bit more depth in exploring the emotional turmoil these unsuspecting patients endured. It's an okay watch for those who enjoy a dash of dark humor mixed with their documentaries, but be prepared to walk away with more questions than answers.
  • Snblue09 - 19 September 2022
    Started good
    It started out pretty strong. I hadn't heard of this doctor and the situation he created before, so I appreciated the intro and info provided.

    However, after the truth was revealed, it started to spiral, and I just tuned anything Jacoba had to say out.

    She is either intentionally obnoxious OR she was paid to say something regarding white supremacy. Which, if thought through, is stupid. Given the doctor's reactions, I'm going to say he didn't want to be found out. Now, he's a white dude. What would happen if he used his semen on a woman of color when she requested the sperm of a man of color. It would be painfully obvious if he used his sample outside of a Caucasian woman. So this bullspit about making white babies.... duh. He's white. He doesn't want to be caught. Of course he's his offspring will be... white. FFS.

    The other thing I couldn't stand was the recounting of Jacoba and the speech on the stand. She should have been kicked out or held in contempt. The courtroom isn't a place to play games, and I'm shocked the judge let it go on.

    Regardless, not the worst watch ever. But typical Netflix woke garbage surfaced, making it annoying as hell.