Instant Family is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean Anders.
Starring Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Michael O'Keefe, Tom Segura, Gustavo Escobar and others.
Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 released the trailer:
Instant Family (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.
Husband and wife Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie Wagner (Rose Byrne), taunted by relatives who think they will never have children, consider adoption. They enroll in foster care, led by social workers Karen (Octavia Spencer) and Sharon (Tig Notaro). At a fair to meet foster children, Ellie voices her reluctance to adopt a teen, and is confronted by 15-year-old Lizzy (Isabela Merced), who impresses Pete and Ellie.
Karen and Sharon reveal that Lizzy has two siblings, eleven-year-old Juan and six-year-old Lita, and their mother is a drug addict currently in prison. The Wagners' meeting with Lizzy and her siblings does not result in an immediate "cosmic connection", leading them to reconsider. At Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, Pete and Ellie explain they have decided not to adopt. The family admits that no one really believed they should adopt, which spurs Ellie to go through with fostering the siblings.
Lizzy, Juan, and Lita move in with the Wagners, whose lives become hectic - Lita refuses to eat anything but potato chips (similar to the ice cream scene from Kramer vs Kramer), Juan is overly emotional, and Lizzy resents Ellie's attempts to parent her. The Wagners turn to a support group of their fellow foster parents. Pete's mother Sandy (Margo Martindale) wins the siblings over by taking the family to Six Flags, but Lizzy disappears with friends and returns late, prompting Pete to ground her.
One day, when Pete and Ellie confront Lizzy as she leaves the house, Juan accidentally shoots a nail into his foot. Seeing Pete and Ellie rush Juan to the hospital and comfort Lita, Lizzy begins to warm up to them, and Pete invites her to vent her frustrations by demolishing a house he is renovating. Lita calls Pete "daddy" after he fixes her doll. At night, Ellie walks in Juan and Lita's room, seeing Juan having a nightmare. After Ellie comforts him, Juan says, "Good night, Mommy." Ellie is overjoyed by this.
Here is the full cast and characters of Instant Family.
The film Instant Family was scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018 (United States), on January 24, 2019 (Hungary), on January 31, 2019 (Germany) and on February 14, 2019 (United Kingdom) by Paramount Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP), Constantin-Film, NOS Audiovisuais, Odeon, Sony Pictures Releasing, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Paramount Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.
The duration of the film is 118 minutes. With a budget of $48 million, the film grossed over $120.6 million.
The film Instant Family is rated with "PG-13" rating.
Instant Family got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.3/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 81/100. The audience also loves the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: instantfamily.org
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