WHAT IS IT... A family drama starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne WHY GO... For a forgettable but heart-warming flick DIRECTOR Sean Anders RELEASE DATE Nov 29 (18TC) A TRUE STORY based on writer-director Sean Anders’ experiences of fostering three siblings with his wife, Instant Family is a gentle dramedy that looks to pull at your heartstrings, make you laugh and provide a real insight into what it takes to open your family unit to kids who need a home.
Husband and wife Pete and Ellie (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) predictably struggle to cope with the youngsters and end up way over their heads. Will they end up learning the real meaning of love and the importance of family? We reckon so. The leads are both adept at pulling off comedy and drama, so this seems ideal for them, while strong support comes from Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro. Darragh Murphy