Instant Family

Instant Family
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 58min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sean Anders
  • Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner
  • UK release: 14 February 2019

Pete (Wahlberg) and Elie (Byrne) are a couple who decide to try fostering children, and they take in teenage Lizzy (Moner) and her siblings. A good vehicle for Wahlberg’s blue-collar charm, with humour that feels earned and details that have the smack of real experience. Manipulative but likable.

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Instant Family

11 Feb 20193 stars

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne are front and centre of a likeable fostering-themed dramedy

Mark Wahlberg's most significant cultural impact in 2018 came via the publication of his daily schedule, with its emphasis on gruelling workouts it was roundly mocked for a 2:30am wake-up time amongst other bizarre features. As a well-timed riposte…

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