Instant Family Shows the Good and Bad of Fostering and Adoption #InstantFamily

instant family review

instant family reviewIt’s probably one of the most real movies that will hit the screen this year. Instant Family doesn’t sugar coat the real life situations that families go through when they decide to adopt or foster children. Based on a true story, the movie will gives you a real look at the reality of adoption.

From the sheer number of children in the system, the emotional toll that it can have on kids and the families they are placed with and even what some of kids in the adoption system go through, the hard facts are in the movie. While it is a serious subject, the movie tempers it with a bits of humor that only real life situations can provide.

Having friends that foster, and having seen first hand what a difference foster families can do for children – this movie was a nice reminder that it isn’t always cupcakes and rainbows when a child is placed in a home. You will find yourself laughing, crying and cheering for the family through the movie. It is a heart warming story, and better yet – one that actually happened. You’ll find yourself inspired to do more to help out, consider fostering yourself or find ways to get involved to make a difference.

There are a few curse words and harsh language throughout the film, but with the topic we weren’t surprised. The movie may be a bit grown up for younger children, but for older kids and teens may be a great film to help them understand what some of their classmates and friends may be going through.

We love that the film isn’t just a highlights reel of all the good that adoption does, but actually gives a clear look at what the process actually can do to everyone in a family, and the good that will ultimately come from it.

Instant Family Trailer:


instant family reviewWhen Pete and Ellie decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption.  They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl, they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.  Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family.  INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Isabela Moner, Rose Byrne, Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.

Directed by Sean Anders.



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