Instant FamilyIn this powerful drama, Pete and Ely decide to take a young child for adoption. When they meet with three brothers, including a 15-year-old rebellious girl, they find themselves embracing three children at once. After a short time, Pitt and Eli must try to play an effective role in protecting the family.
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Characters of "Instant Family"
Creators of "Instant Family"Sean AndersJohn Morris
Critic Reviews of "Instant Family"RogerEbert.comNovember 26, 2018
Instant Family isn't too schmalzy as a feel-good family movie, and it has a certain charm in its earnest appeal to tell a different story.Time OutNovember 18, 2018
There's genuine heart and feeling scattered throughout Instant Family, enough to make one wish it would stick to a consistent tone without being repeatedly undercut with forced gags.Globe and MailNovember 18, 2018
Instant Family has its heart in the right place within a genre that has set the bar low.Washington PostNovember 16, 2018
The laughs are sometimes silly, but often come as moments of relief that the family has made it through something tough. The emotional scenes - both happy and sad - are genuinely emotional. The dark moments are genuinely dark.Tribune News ServiceNovember 16, 2018
While the pace of Instant Family can be relentless, with the supporting cast and a whole lot of genuine authenticity, Anders hits that sweet-spot of hilarious and heartwarming.ObserverNovember 16, 2018
Add up the ingredients and you get a mostly enjoyable dog-eared formula for escapist entertainment without critical perception.Screen ZealotsDecember 22, 2018
Instant Family has a positive message and admirable ambition, and its heart is in the right place.KonexiónDecember 17, 2018
Instant Family is a fun and entertaining movie that seeks nothing more than to make you spend a pleasant moment. [Full Review in Spanish]Reel Film ReviewsDecember 13, 2018
It's an incredibly thin premise that's clumsily (and infuriatingly) stretched out to fill an often interminable 118 minute (!) running time...St. Anthony MessengerDecember 13, 2018
Wahlberg and Byrne have great chemistry and excellent comedic timing. Moner is thoroughly believable as the smart, vulnerable, and conflicted older sister who accuses Ellie of being a fake mom and Pete of being a white savior.SSG SyndicateDecember 06, 2018
Sean Anders' endearing, inspirational dramedy about a couple who fostered, then adopted three children.ComicsverseDecember 02, 2018
I don't know how this happened, but...INSTANT FAMILY is good. It's honest, it's funny, and it resists the temptation to drown the proceedings in sentimentality. Look, I'm as stunned as you.
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