Instant Family

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Instant Family
A young couple decide they want a family, and set about trying to adopt a young child. Before they know it, however, they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl, and decide to adopt all three, without any parenting experience at all. Now they’ve got to get up to speed in a hurry, and deal with the mayhem while trying to forge a family.

121 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Comedy, Drama.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Octavia Spencer
Director
Sean Anders
ScreenplaySean Anders, John Morris
MusicMichael Andrews
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
EditingBrad Wilhite
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2018
Produced byParamount Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageFrequent moderate impact use of strong language to express anger,anxiety and frustration by strange family lifestyles where adopted kids and foster parents are battling to adjust within context.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequent moderate impact violence demostrated as follows: when the boy was hit by a basket ball accidentally and his nose ended up bleeding and when Eli and Pete attacked Jacob.
PrejudiceInfrequent low impact prejudice but not require consumer advice
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsUniversal, complex and light hearted themes of challenges of parenting adopted kids, family court proceedings and rebellious adolescent with a painful ubringing. Themes are mitigated by positive outcomes and have no sense of threat and they unlikely to harm and upset the 13 year old because they are cognitively matured to handle the context.
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USA MPAA rating

PG-13: Parents Strongly CautionedRated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references
Runtime119
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
1
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
1
Jump Scenes
1
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
5

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
13 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Ilan Preskovsky quote iconIt doesn’t matter how preposterous or obvious or obnoxious certain elements of Instant Family may be, Rose Byrne always makes sure that it’s worth watching.
10
Metacritic.com
24 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
88 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconInstant Family may not quite capture the complexity of real-life adoption, but fittingly for the unconditional bond it honors, this flawed yet well-intentioned dramedy is ultimately worth the investment.
16
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Michael Ordona quote iconHeartwarming family dramedy has some mature moments.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
18 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
879 users
15
IMDB
3367 Netizens
15
The Movie DB
Community
15

Average .. 69%

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