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.

Watch the official trailer for Instant Family

Paramount Pictures on Wednesday, September 05, 2018 released the trailer:
Instant Family (2018) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures.

What is Instant Family about?

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.

Who's in the Instant Family cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Instant Family.

Mark Wahlberg Peter "Pete" Wagner
Rose Byrne Elinore "Ellie" Wagner
Tig Notaro Sharon the other social worker
Margo Martindale Sandy Wagner Pete's overbearing and goodhearted mother
Julie Hagerty Jan Ellie's mother
Octavia Spencer Karen one of the social workers
Isabela Merced Lizzy (as Isabela Moner)
Michael O'Keefe Jerry Ellie's father
Tom Segura Russ Kim's husband
Gustavo Escobar Juan Wagner
Julianna Gamiz Lita Wagner
Allyn Rachel Kim Ellie's sister
Charlie McDermott Stewart Pete's co-worker
Valente Rodriguez Judge Martin T. Rivas the Adoption Court Judge
Britt Rentschler Linda (as Brittney Rentschler)
Jody Thompson Jim
Joan Cusack Mrs. Howard
Gary Weeks Dirk (as Edson Gary Weeks)
Joy Jacobson Dana
Andrea Anders Jessie
Kenneth Israel David
Hampton Fluker Kit
Randy Havens Michael
Iliza Shlesinger October
Javier Ronceros Mr. Fernandez
Rosemary Dominguez Mrs. Fernandez
Eve Harlow Brenda
Joselin Reyes Carla
Connor Jones Young Pete
Jaiden Byrd Young Brian
James Arthur Sims Brian's Dad
Sarah Kirkpatrick Kimberly
John McConnell Mr. Muskie
Maureen Brennan Mrs. Muskie
Kelly Tippens Miss Peppers
Erika Bierman Kylie
Layla Felder Savannah
Candice Daniels Nurse
Carson Holmes Charlie
Nicholas Logan Jacob
Allen Zwolle Principal
Anthony 'Ace' Thomas Cop (as Anthony Thomas)
Andrene Ward-Hammond Sue
Stella Doyle Ms. Franks
Denitra Isler Bailiff
Alexis Lord Soccer Girl
Perry Westberry Doctor
Remy Ortiz Random Dad
Mark Schotz Cop #2
Jerry T. Richerson Student
Caleb Pratt Student (as Caleb C. Pratt)
William J. Simmons Lita's Classmate (as William Simmons)
Cruze Lynnox Keith Lita's Classmate
Maegan McCarthy Kindergarten Teacher
Billie Wilemon Emergency Room Nurse
Noah Jordan Scott Fun Fair Kid
Knightly Knox Scott Fun Fair Kid
Jonathan Kobs Roberto C. Fishman Pratt
Lori Hernandez Mrs. Fishman Pratt

When is Instant Family released in cinemas?

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.

What are Instant Family film specifications?

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.

What are critics and audiences saying about Instant Family?

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.

More information about Instant Family you can get at:

Official website:

IMDB: Instant Family

Wikipedia: Instant Family

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