Instant Family

Instant Family

DVD - 2019
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Jul 19, 2019

Highly entertaining yet mindful and thought-provoking. The preview looked interesting but the pace, writing and performances of the actors really blew me away! ENJOY!!!!

Jul 15, 2019

It was a nice watch and felt like an adult friendship/coming of age type of movie (i.e. like Blockers 2018) more than a Foster Care movie to me. Other similar movies I've watched were Gifted (2017) and The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012) which also revolved around similar themes, but I think those movies were way more age appropriate than this movie. I caught on to a "pie reference" from Octavia Spencer (i.e. we remember her role with pies in "The Help" (2011)).

Jul 09, 2019

This movie is better than I expected. Rose Byrne is her usual good and she always managed to find chemistry with her co-stars. Mark Wahlberg is not a bad actor these days. The young kids were good performers too. Good directing, based on a true story, etc...I thought I'd watch half and stop but I watched beginning to end and enjoyed this movie. A little Hollywoody cheesy at parts but not a bad one at all.

Jul 08, 2019

Cliché et arrière goût assez désagréable. Ou quand le cinéma se fait l'avocat du système.

Une comédie qui sous un air de simplicité véhicule tous les clichés du genre ainsi que la vision idéalisée d'une société protectrice de l'individu et WASP.
Le blanc est super cool, gentil, ouvert d'esprit, le coeur sur la main.
Le système de protection est génial, compréhensif, employant des gens sympas et cultivés.
Des juges des affaires familiales cool (qui aiment les familles et les moments de joie).
Quand on connaît la réalité de la société, on ne peut que grimacer face à une telle propagande, un tel mensonge et une telle vision bien pensante de la société moderne.
Le couple gay hyper cool, la femme célibataire frigide qui devient super cool, le couple métisse hyper ouvert, le couple principal bobo ayant tout réussi mais qui adopte sans raison logique.
Quand on connaît la société dans laquelle on vit, on ne peut que se dire que ce film se fout du monde. La protection de l'enfance, une véritable honte ; les juges, obtus, hautains et bornés ; la société blanche nord américaine, raciste et inculte.
Oui, le film, pris au premier degré peut paraître sympa. Néanmoins, le message véhiculé fait partie de cette mouvance "lavage de cerveau".

Jun 27, 2019

I am not a great Mark Wahlberg fan but this movie was outstanding. Just read the other comments. A well worth movie that can be watched anytime of the day and even with the family. Poor Charlie!

Jun 12, 2019

A little out of my usual genre, but enjoyable. Good story, good acting.

May 30, 2019

Found myself as one already wrote...laughing or weeping or both at the same time throughout.
We had foster children in our home when I was a child. As an adult, a few friends have opened their homes for foster to possible adoption, eventually to drop from the program. One recent circumstance was of a friend's sister, who after taking in an older child could not handle the "rejection" purported from him. I knew this child as well, that he had come from similar biological parental circumstances portrayed in this film. He is in a safe place at this time in another setting.
The film did have language I was not preferring, and it is NOT a family film as others so felt. I do however feel this should be one to view and perhaps as an assignment for those thinking of going into the program portrayed.

May 22, 2019

Love it Thank you! As a former foster kid I appreciate the good people helping! Making this movie and getting this message of love out there.

May 17, 2019

This movie was a little less of a family movie than I thought it would be. Lots of casual swearing throughout. Also subjects of sexting, and drug addiction. The situations are honest and the movie is good overall, but I’d say ages 12 and up.

May 03, 2019

Not a family movie. Rated PG13 but it came with a strong parental warning of explicit language, topics, drug references, etc. It was very adult themed for sure!
I would never let my teenager see it, that is for sure.

It is a wonderful movie with loads of colourful characters that push it from average to great. "You'll laugh, you'll cry..." as they say. Enjoy with adults.

IndyPL_NicoleN Apr 30, 2019

Fun movie where viewers get to see how it's not as easy as you may think to adopt. Be ready to laugh and cry. The movie shows a little bit about the process of adoption and how if you fight through the rough parts, there can be happy endings.

Apr 27, 2019

Enjoyable and well written. Interesting tib-bits about the adoption process. Rose Byrne helps Mark Wallenberg shine. They looked like they were having a good time filming. Hope she got paid as much as Markie.

Apr 19, 2019

Funny, moving... a must-see.

Apr 12, 2019

A life changing drama on the trials and tribulations of an adoption case, with an excellent balance of humor and harsh reality. The film's wisdom is an excellent reminder and universal of parenthood-101 with biological-step-adoptive children.

Apr 06, 2019

I found I was either laughing out loud or weeping, or sometimes both together, throughout the movie.

Apr 06, 2019

Enjoyable. Good message. Humorous with a serious subject. Inspiring. We recommend.

Apr 05, 2019

We enjoyed this movie very much - quick-moving, believable, funny, touching storyline, emotional - it has it all, and great for family viewing also.
We highly recommend it!
6 stars out of ten!

Apr 01, 2019

Funny and honest depiction of a couple's fostering/adoption journey. It covers some pretty mature subject matter such as the foster parents' despair when they couldn't stand the kids, sexting, and the birth mother's crack addiction. A bit sappy at times, but a great movie with a wonderful message of unconditional love.

Mar 30, 2019

Super cute movie!! It tackles something that I feel we don't often explore in mainstream film. Heartwarming and inspiring!

Mar 27, 2019

Good Movie,,exceeded expectations..

Mar 23, 2019

Heartfelt with a great cast. Recommended.

Mar 22, 2019

Based on actual events, this movie about a raucous, unconventional family adopting foster kids, highlights that love and compassion overtakes the stress of everyday rearing of child behaviours. So, platonic love is meant for everyone, including families. For nothing is going to stop us now!

Mar 21, 2019

This was a surprisingly good movie.
Although Wahlberg is the same in every movie, it was enjoyable.

Mar 06, 2019

Predictable story arc. Great cast. Nicely offbeat characters throughout. A lot of dry and quirky humor. Foul language is unfortunately rather frequent, but still an enjoyable movie.

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