Instant Family Reviews

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November 6, 2020
While it's not going to change the way you look at comedies about important topics, Instant Family is a nice movie for the whole family.
November 5, 2020
I appreciate when Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne appear in comedies as it reminds us of how funny both of them can be...
September 12, 2020
A warm, funny, inspired, and insightful gem.
August 28, 2020
A heat-warming and benevolent delight.
August 15, 2020
It would take a hard heart for someone not to have a tear in their eye at the conclusion of this one, however hard it leans on cliché.
July 1, 2020
Instant Family may feel like a film you want to resist, but it's heart and authenticity will likely win you over.
January 10, 2020
This is an enjoyable family movie that feels honest and authentic even with some slapstick thrown in for good measure.
October 10, 2019
First impressions here point to an amiable, if ineffectual middle-of-the-road comedy. Nothing wrong with that.
September 26, 2019
It's a movie that seems to care more than I thought it would. It's a good try. And it's a yes from me. Instant Family is a pleasant and unexpectedly fulfilling time at the movies indeed.
August 27, 2019
This is a cute family film for the holidays.
August 23, 2019
I enjoyed the heck out of Instant Family.
July 12, 2019
Instant Family is a feel-good film during the holiday season and one that should be seen by everyone as it might just start a much-needed dialogue.
July 7, 2019
Despite warnings from their counsellors, wannabe parents Pete and Ellie Wagner are fathoms out of their depth with the defence mechanisms of foster-system children.
May 15, 2019
Instant Family brings the frank discussion about the trials of parenting and foster to the forefront of this genuinely funny and sincere production.
May 6, 2019
Thanks to strong performances, an incisive script and smart direction, Instant Family is a sweet, touching and endearing movie.
May 1, 2019
This is far less of an exaggerated comedy than it appears, and I dare say you'll be well rewarded with genuine family entertainment that doesn't talk down to its intended audience
April 11, 2019
For the most part, Anders does a fairly good job tugging at the heartstrings while trying to navigate a complicated topic...
March 9, 2019
There's instant gratification to be found with Instant Family, an earnest film whose generosity of spirit enables it to smooth over the rough patches.
March 5, 2019
Anders' semi-autobiographical comedy is the perfect blend of humour and heart. The strong chemistry among the cast allows this makeshift family to feel authentic.
March 5, 2019
The film does touch on the difficult, testing and heart-breaking moments of having an instant family
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