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54 Ratings

Instant Family

Directed by Sean Anders
United States, 2018


A couple who decide to adopt through the foster-care system find themselves in over their heads raising three wild kids.

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Instant Family Directed by Sean Anders

Critics reviews

The movie has some conviction: It presents quite frankly the drama of kids acting out, and the subsequent resentment the adopting parents feel. . . . But — and this is the Hollywood part — “Instant Family” is also predictable (when a character says “the birth mother isn’t a factor,” you know that’s not gonna pan out) and reflexively anodyne.
November 15, 2018
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It stirs up powerful emotions, to be sure — I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry a couple of times — but the movie sometimes seems afraid of what it wants to be. It is somehow both utterly heartfelt and utterly shameless. Don’t be surprised if it makes a trillion dollars.
November 15, 2018
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