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Instant Family (2018)

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A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.

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Sean Anders
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Pete
Rose Byrne ... Ellie
Isabela Moner ... Lizzy
Gustavo Quiroz ... Juan
Julianna Gamiz ... Lita
Octavia Spencer ... Karen
Tig Notaro ... Sharon
Tom Segura ... Russ
Allyn Rachel ... Kim
Britt Rentschler ... Linda (as Brittney Rentschler)
Jody Thompson ... Jim
Margo Martindale ... Grandma Sandy
Julie Hagerty ... Jan
Michael O'Keefe ... Jerry
Joan Cusack ... Mrs. Howard
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A couple find themselves in over their heads when they adopt three children.

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Just add chaos laughter awkwardness mistakes love.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Instant Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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2.39 : 1
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"Meatball" is played by a three-year old Bernese Mountain Dog. Prior to filming, he had completed his AKC grand championship, an obedience title, several rally obedience titles, and a dock diving title. After filming completed, he added his BMDCA and Canadian draft titles and several others, becoming a Versatility Dog in both the US and Canada. See more »

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The best family movie of the season.
17 November 2018 | by gabyalvarezmaloSee all my reviews

From watching the trailers I assumed this was going to be a silly comedy movie. Walking into the theater I wasn't expecting much, the movie delivered so much more than I could have expected. For starters it had good cinematography, it had some really good shots. You don't usually get good camera work in movies like this. It's also the rare type of movie that gives you a good laugh while at the same time makes you tear up a bit. Lots of family movies come out around November and December for the holiday season, and I think so far this one is the best one. Not only is it funny, it teaches a very good lesson about family and gratefulness. It was amazing the lengths this couple went through to protect their children even if they weren't they're biological parents. And the fact that it was based on a true story made the film so much more meaninful. It also sheds some light on the foster care system in our country, I hope that it encourages more people to foster and adopt children.


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