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Instant Family (2018)

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


Sean Anders
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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


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

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Just add chaos laughter awkwardness mistakes love.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


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Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Instant Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


This was the third collaboration between director Sean Anders and actor Mark Wahlberg. Their previous two films were Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home Two (2017). See more »


References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

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16 November 2018 | by xkespxSee all my reviews

As a Hispanic American I can't condone this movie and the only reason I am posting a review is to let people know that this is propaganda. The only review they keep showing is "The feel good movie we need right now." I imagine they got the idea for that when someone from Trump's team said "The brain washing tool we need right now." I can only hope Mark and Rose weren't aware they would be promoting Trump's policies when they accepted the role's. They might as well do an Instant Family prequel and it won't cost anything. All they need to do is make the white family a hispanic family edit the end a little bit and send the movie FEAR back to cinema's and we can watch Mark as a manipulative creep try to make this family like him. His goal in the movie will be having the "illegal" parents "deported" and then he can adopt the children as his own,and they live can all live happily ever after in the original film, Instant Family. If you go see this movie then you are basically supporting the fact that children are being seperated from their families and it's inhumane. If you were given "Binary Choice" as an ultimatum from our government you would realize there was never a choice to begin with. #IMPEACHTRUMP

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