Growing up in the 90s, there were so many family movies to choose from Blockbuster. I don’t just mean dumb kids stuff that the parents could tolerate, but films that were actually enjoyable by all members. Father of the Bride, Mrs Doubtfire, Mighty Ducks, the list goes on. We don’t really see too much of that anymore. Enter Mark Wahlberg. Wait, what?
Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star as a couple who decide to try adopting thru foster care. They end up with more than they bargained for when they end up bringing home three siblings, including a moody and independent teenager. That’s really it. The film follows the ups and downs of the process in a way that’s very Hollywood, but has emotions that feel very real.
Personally, I’m a huge believer in adoption. Especially as I’m getting older and still single, I absolutely recognize it as a valid choice that I could potentially make one day, and the film certainly gave me a lot to think about in that regard. I found the the whole journey so beautiful, but it was also a lot of fun. This is first and foremost a comedy afterall, and it delivered by showcasing so many real life scenarios. Simply put, I just felt good watching this movie.
Instant Family – \m/ \m/ \m/ \n