Based off of a true story, this film is an authentic depiction of fostering to adopt that will make you laugh at the hardship and cry tears of joy at the reward. 

By Lauren Pardee
September 05, 2018
Instant Family
Credit: Courtesy of Paramount

Predicted to be the feel-good family film of 2018 Instant Family holds cinematic promise. Thanks in part to director Sean Anders who based the movie off of his and his wife’s experiences adopting multiple children simultaneously, the narrative is expected to be real and impactful. The plot surrounds Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) whose charmed lives change forever after deciding to start a family. The somewhat sporadic decision to foster brought the couple to meet three siblings with rough pasts—one being a strong-willed teenager—as they transform from a family of two to a family of five overnight.

The trailer hints at the authenticity of the film as Instant Family depicts the adoption process while highlighting several ongoing comedic moments that immerge from all the chaos.

Along with what is expected to be spectacular directing from Sean Anders who is also listed as a co-writer next to John Morris, the star-studded cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Isabela Moner, Tig Notaro, Margo Martindale, and Joan Cusack who aim to bring the movie to life with their believable dynamic and skillful portrayal of the modern family—aunts, uncles, and grandparents included.

Clearly a passion project for Sean Anders, this film is expected to make you laugh and cry until you leave feeling touched and inspired when it arrives in theaters November 16th of this year.