Pete and Ellie are house flippers who have done well for themselves professionally. Ellie’s sister is trying to get pregnant and her and her husband have been having a hard time. She makes an off hand comment that Pete and Ellie are never going to start their own family which gets them thinking about it. They decide that adoption may be their best option. They meet a teen girl who they think is “cool”, but she comes with baggage… and two smaller siblings.
Instant Family is billed as a comedy, but is more of a family drama with comedic moments. Wahlberg and Byrne both do an adequate job as the parents, but it is the children that make the movie. They are all super cute and the dramatic turns will pull at your heartstrings at every opportunity. Entertaining and heartbreaking Instant Family is worth going to see.