Spoilers ... the filmmaker tricks the audience by mixing real old family film footage with re-created scenes ... I wondered why there was so much old film footage at first .... anyway, the story of a Milkman's Child, i.e., the girl's father isn't her biological father and she doesn't learn that fact until she's in her twenties. The people who really suffered here, besides the girl, were her mother and real father who kept the secret, and the man who raised her, once he learns the truth. Her siblings are hurt too, but not as badly as the older generation. All the young people in this movie are really attractive and intelligent and articulate, despite being Canadian (a joke). I don't think I would have found the story as engaging if the people had been dumb and ugly.