“One Big Happy Family”
Electric Entertainment picks up distribution rights of the feature film “One Big Happy Family” starring award-winning Linda Lavin (“Being The Ricardos”) alongside Lisa Brenner (“Say My Name”) who is also the writer and producer of the film.
The veteran singer and actress plays Lenore, Rachel’s (Brenner) mother, in the film that’s based on one woman's story whose entire identity is brought into question after receiving the results of a mail-in DNA test. The feature is directed by Matt Sohn (“The Muppets Mayhem,”) and is produced in association with LinLay Productions, with Steve Lee as Executive Producer. Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution company, will distribute the film.
Lisa Brenner states, “This is a film that explores what it means to be family. It takes a very serious and profound situation and turns it upside down into a joyous, heartfelt comedy. We are excited to bring ‘One Big Happy Family’ to audiences, where the entire family can enjoy together.”
In the midst of planning her daughter's Bat Mitzvah, Rachel’s (Brenner) DNA results come back in the mail. Much to her dismay, it reveals that the man that she had revered for the past 40 years is not her biological father. And now, with every new notification on her phone, Rachel gains new siblings of every ethnicity and career path possible. Questioning her identity, she decides to go on a pilgrimage with her mother, Lenore (Lavin), intent on finding her “real” father. The journey brings her face to face with her “siblings”, a shady private eye, an inept gynecologist, and an ex-con tattoo artist. The wild voyage culminates in an emotional apex that threatens the indestructible bond between Rachel and Lenore.