A Deadly Adoption (2015)

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Movie Info

A successful couple (Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig) house and care for a pregnant woman in the hopes of adopting her unborn child, but things quickly go awry.

Cast

Will Ferrell
as Robert Benson
Kristen Wiig
as Sarah Benson
Jessica Lowndes
as Bridgette
Alyvia Alyn Lind
as Sully Benson
Brooke Lyons
as Christine
Bryan Safi
as Charlie
Jake Weary
as Dwayne Tisdale
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Critic Reviews for A Deadly Adoption

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (4)

Beyond Ferrell, Wiig and company's superficial assurance at keeping the one-joke premise going (right up to a climactic musical number that elicits a chuckle or two), the film feels disconnected and utterly disposable.

Jun 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Adoption is a fun oddity instead of the minor cultural moment it could have been.

Jun 22, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
AV Club
Top Critic

So with apologies to all concerned, what on Earth was the point of that?

Jun 22, 2015 | Full Review…
Variety
Top Critic

The sendup never came, and once you accepted that Mr. Ferrell and Ms. Wiig were playing it straight, you also realized that the movie wasn't very good even by Lifetime standards, which are not exactly lofty.

Jun 22, 2015 | Full Review…

Despite the movie's best intentions, it fails to deliver most of the expected humor that you'd think would come from watching Wiig and Ferrell play it straight.

Jun 22, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Deadly Adoption

The joke is it's not a joke, I get it, okay? I haven't wanted to turn off a movie so quickly all year.

Gimly M.
Gimly M.

Super Reviewer

I didn't buy it. I think these two should stick to comedy.

Erin Collins
Erin Collins

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