Instant Family is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders.

Official trailers

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

Story intro

Married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner, after being taunted by relatives who think they will never have kids, start considering the option of adopting a child. Initially half-serious, they eventually decide to enroll in a foster parents course. Two social workers, Karen and Sharon, guide the hopeful parents on the steps to getting into becoming adoptive parents. The couples are brought to a fair where they have the chance to go up to kids that they are interested in adopting. Pete and Ellie walk by the teenagers, although Ellie shows hesitance over raising a teen. One of the teens, 15-year-old Lizzy, informs Ellie that they all know no one wants to adopt the teens. Impressed with Lizzy's behavior, Pete and Ellie talk to Karen and Sharon over potentially taking her in. The social workers inform the couple that Lizzy's mother is a drug addict who is currently in jail, and she set their home on fire because she left the crack pipe lit. It also turns out that Lizzy has two younger siblings, 10-year-old Juan and 6-year-old Lita. Although this seems like more of a challenge for Pete and Ellie, they agree to meet the siblings. The first meeting, however, does not seem to result in an immediate "bond", and Pete and Ellie reconsider. Pete and Ellie have Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, where they announce that they intend to walk back on their decision to adopt. Once the rest of the family shows relief, making it clear that nobody really believed that Pete and Ellie could make it, Ellie gets upset and decides that they will go through with the foster care to prove that they can be good parents.

Cast

Mark Wahlberg
Pete
Rose Byrne
Ellie
Isabela Moner
Lizzy
Tig Notaro
Sharon
Margo Martindale
Grandma Sandy
Octavia Spencer
Karen
Julie Hagerty
Jan
Gustavo Escobar
Juan (as Gustavo Quiroz)
Julianna Gamiz
Lita
Allyn Rachel
Kim
Tom Segura
Russ
Michael O'Keefe
Jerry
Jody Thompson
Jim
Iliza Shlesinger
October
Joan Cusack
Mrs. Howard
Joselin Reyes
Carla
Eve Harlow
Brenda
Rosemary Dominguez
Mrs. Fernandez
Javier Ronceros
Mr. Fernandez
Valente Rodriguez
Judge Rivas
Carson Holmes
Charlie
Nicholas Logan
Jacob
Charlie McDermott
Stewart
Erika Bierman
Kylie
Layla Felder
Savannah
Britt Rentschler
Linda (as Brittney Rentschler)
Gary Weeks
Dirk (as Edson Gary Weeks)
Joy Jacobson
Dana
Andrea Anders
Jessie
Kenneth Israel
David
Hampton Fluker
Kit
Randy Havens
Michael
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
Candice Daniels
Nurse
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

About

The film Instant Family was scheduled to be released on November 16, 2018 (United States), 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 had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Instant Family got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: instantfamily.org

IMDB: Instant Family

Wikipedia: Instant Family

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