A Deadly Adoption Reviews

June 22, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
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.
June 22, 2015
Adoption is a fun oddity instead of the minor cultural moment it could have been.
June 22, 2015
So with apologies to all concerned, what on Earth was the point of that?
June 22, 2015
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.