Instant Family

Instant Family

Blu-ray Disc - 2019
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When Pete and Ellie choose to start a family, they stumble headfirst into the world of foster care adoption. After they learn their perfect foster child comes with two other siblings, Pete and Ellie find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight and must hilariously learn the ropes of instant parenthood if they hope to become a real family.

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TheBlakePhillips
Apr 14, 2020

One of my favorite family films ever! It really shows the nitty gritty of everyday life and doesn’t try to paint a pretty picture. A ton of laughs and a few tears make for a great flick that I’d recommend every time!

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Be_Yourself_1234
Mar 01, 2020

This movie was great sad, funny, exciting all the things you need in a movie.
I loved this movie cause it shows how adopting kids could change your life forever and it shows what the kids are feeling and how there getting a second chance in life.
But it might be difficult in the beginning but it's always worth it.

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violet_owl_999
Mar 01, 2020

There can only be positive things said about this movie. There was nothing bad about it at all.
This movie has everything that makes a movie entertaining. Instant Family made me laugh and cry at the same time. And I loved every moment of it.

VaughanPLDonnalee Dec 31, 2019

This movie starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne is about the challenges of being a foster family and is based on a true story. I liked how this movie shines on a light on a complex issue that doesn't usually get a lot of attention. I thought the performances, both by Wahlberg, Byrne and the three children were all very good. Even though the movie deals with the challenges and difficulties of being a foster family, I really liked that there was a lot of humour and lightness in the film. Overall it was a good film, but I found that it was all very predictable. It all unfolded exactly the way I thought it would, so there were no surprises at all.

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Litterata5
Dec 09, 2019

Agree with recent positive comments; this movie is a winner. It really has everything you can ask for in entertainment, pulling pretty much every emotional string. It is also sensitive, thoughtful and thought-provoking. It wrestles with serious social issues, yet finds its way through with humor, thanks to wonderful acting and script. Could be a new Christmas "classic" in that it offers hope for building relationships (what a concept!), regardless of your age. Recommend for anyone interested in being open to life and being part of the solution versus being mired in negativity.

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Nightshade7206
Oct 24, 2019

Yes! Great movie, get ready to laugh and cry.

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misatim
Sep 28, 2019

Some big comic names in this film. The story is wonderful and entertaining, just like life. Proving love can only grow when shared

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samsue
Sep 19, 2019

This is a lovely film, plenty of comedy but a surprisingly real look at raising all kids, whether adopted or natural.

I thought it was funny in the camcercal he 's allgie to valentering its funny the bear scream because the bevers took the stopper coster its funny it's funny how he was sitting down then went more when i just look at her i knew her from somewhere later i was thinking i said 26 i am 26 i am watching this movie again from hold and my costin christhper 's 16 i was watching this on a plane going to poland when a boy said hi to g=mr hendrkson and threw a ball he didn't catch it and fell and a guy said you killed my dad people laughed and it remines me of Dino Dana theres mr. hendreson and hes brown too but old and he said cracking why don't iwe aduped a 5 year old i bet i got when i was 36 my friend Daniel is gonna be 36 next year in the summer when i saw him looking at a computer i thought hes gonna steal a computer but he was only looking at the pictures in theathers i said i know her from some movie but where i don't know where she is from but she is from mom i could't ferger out where i know her from the black lady she menchined The Blinde side movie i said hey i watched this movie in gr. 12 in 2011 and she was laughing i watch the show mom cause the lady starring in was starring in a movie called How To Deal with Mandy Moore i have it on vhs i would had watched it in 2003 but i didn't think i like it cause i was young i saw the camercal too i heard Mandy Moore but i didn't know her yet i use to think it's more late name i use to say her name not moore i had a friend named Brenda she was in my 6 gr class i said to my brother and she saw me in gr. 7 and 8 and when i went to high school i did see her in Giant Tiger but she didn't reconized me didn't remeber me eater a lady said when she was little her parents obosed her and i worth down a 11 year old girl and she said pritty soon she was 14 a girl is 14 years old i wroth Lizzie i wroth a 5 year old boy i wroth down Christphers the namethe song your just a little i heard on the radio but i didn't say i know this song but i do she said October i didn't her thats her name all i'm calling it yours is dead she took the doll people laughed i didn't think its funny i'm not sure why but i just didn't my brother said shes in Zootopia we saw it on the plane i notced for the frist time it says Halloween that one little girls looks like baaliy Madason but its not a boy name is Lucas when i heard why would you show us that i thought they don't like them but they did really inbreds sge said people laughed but i didn't know what that means i just found that out today by asking my brother i got it from the library now but it means to have sex with eachother sibolings and they laughed how there face looked they laughed when he menchined Avatar and how the white man pretended to be a blue guy when a foster mom said good luck with that one she thinks shes better than everyone they laughed they other two are jackasses arowed the back and she quickly tidys her place up when her foster mom said to quit down with that crap we are not related i thought she was talking to her husband not lizzie i just notied the same phone we had before now on DVD watching when he threw the basket it bounced the boy and he said he did it on perpose you hit me because i lke the clipers they laughed i love the clipers and he had blood on his nose wow look at the blood a lady said i thought Lizzie is mad at them but she said i'm so sorry i understood on the plane at frist i thought he said cliffierd and you guys remeber Lizzie Mcguire that name remined me of the show when i heard her name menchined are you sure you lost a lot of blood they laughed people laughed she said patoto chip i had are bad not a doll name is patodo chip thats weraid she said bad girl bad bad bad you don't talk back you little beaner i heard weener she ment the b- ward thats why they laughed in theathers and her parents said she picks that stuff off the t.v and she tells lizzie to not to give her that look

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dirtbag
Aug 24, 2019

The young girl in the movie was amazing, but all of the children did well. True story and uplifting.

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you know the movie from 2004 i heard put not i bought and set away with murdered it remines me of the song it scared me in theathers when Lida shout sand screams evan now watching it they laughed how the laptop fell with him pulling it and his head out the window and say sorry its not his falt they laughed at her saying asshole she said when Lizzie was 10 her mom left her alone and she said she is 15 she a terable parent she needs to be a kid just when i saw a old lady i reconized her from the Hannah Montanna movie i said oh shes from Hannah Montanna movie i have it and seen it from library when she grabed her to hug her it remined me how on the last day in poland i grabed my costin Christpher to hug him she said when she was 9 she lived in a crackhouse her family got worried about her her grandma too but she said she got her a grandma shirt i didn't see her in a soccer game untill now on dvd from the library they laughed she said i'm up you noisey pants

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2019

Intro to the foster and adoption program near the start:

Over a half million children are currently in foster care. The system is overloaded, okay? It doesn't need any more kids. So for a child to be removed, conditions have to be pretty bleak, usually involving abuse or extreme neglect. And some of these kids can often languish in the system, unless a wonderful family like yours steps up for them.
-We'll step up. We'll take one right away.
Perfect. Let me go check in back, see what we have in stock.
- - She is kidding, of course. We do not stock. And you know that. But we can take you through the eight-week foster parenting course, and you can get
your certification. And then we can pair you with some kids that you can foster until they become adoptable. But it is not gonna be easy, folks. These kids will test your will, put a strain on your relationship, and push buttons you
didn't even know you had.

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2019

I don't have to listen to you anymore, Pretend Mom!
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And I would like to be the single mother of an athletically gifted teen boy who I can help to reach his full Division One scholarship potential. Preferably African-American.
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This is the opposite of a support group.
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But we all need to keep in mind that until the kids are adopted, the primary goal of the system is family preservation.
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Nothing hard about kids. As long as you spend some time with them, they're cool. Most important thing, make sure the moms all get along.
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And I know this probably makes me a really bad person, but I just keep wishing that their mom would go back to prison.
-You're not a bad person. When someone does terrible things to the children we love, it's not easy to find empathy for them. But we have to try,
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"Thanks for watching them"? Like we've just been fricking babysitting for five months?

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2019

Brenda has struggled with substance abuse ever since her mother's boyfriend started her on meth when she was 11. Sometimes she stumbles. But she is a good kid. And she's in there doing the work, getting herself clean.
So you don't know what's gonna happen. And this has you feeling what? Frustrated? Scared? Lost? Is that it?
-Yes! I'm a little afraid to say anything, but yes, that's basically how we feel.
That's how your children feel every day of their lives. When you took this on,
you felt good about yourself because you knew that it mattered, right? Well, guess what. Things that matter are hard.
-Now I know where Brenda gets her inspiring speech thing.
Listen, guys, right now, you're all they've got. So your job is to keep them safe, whether they want you to or not.

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2019

Look, you're overthinking it, bro. None of my kids were planned. Kid shows up, you figure it out. Easy-peasy.
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You know, family court is important work. But it's difficult work. We spend day in and day out dealing with things that we feel no family should have to go through.
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You're not my parents.
-No, we're not. But you know what we are? We're here.
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Did you guys go to prison?
- No. We were... just in jail.
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"We want whatever is best for the kids, whether that means staying with us or returning to their birth mother." What if the judge reads that crap in front of Lizzy?
-That's why we wrote it like that, Mom. If she thinks our statement's the reason her mom doesn't get custody, she's gonna hate us more than she does now.
She doesn't hate you. She just thinks you don't love her. And that statement
ain't gonna help.

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jimg2000
Apr 12, 2019

- We're gonna be at every soccer game.
-We're gonna be all over your ass about your grades.
-We're gonna buy you your first prom dress. It's gonna be really pretty. But
not too revealing. Super sweet. You know, not too sexy. Just like... really, that gorgeous sweet spot.
-Yeah. And when you graduate high school, we're gonna be in the front row embarrassing you. We're gonna be in the front row again when you graduate college, or even if you don't. You will be graduating college, 'cause it's so important and you're so smart. I don't mean to push, but it just opens up so many more opportunities. But either way, we're gonna be there for you.
-And someday I'm gonna give you away at your wedding. Even if I think the guy's a pissant and he's not good enough for my little girl.
-That's right. Someday in the future. Someday in the way, way, way off, deep, deep, deep distant future.

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May 17, 2019

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I thought Lizzie watches the bad words movie but her brother said that the parents do they laughed that it took 14 mouths for ellie to like pete i laughed too they laughed at would you open your stupied eyes how long everyones eyes out they laughed and she said a girl said if you don't quit being so nuts about this baby thing i swar to god i'm gonna get pregnet this afternoon and her mom said really no she said and just when i saw the lady on TV I noticed she was on a TV show called Mom on CityTV i could't ferge out where i know her she mencined the blides sides movie i said hey i watched this movie in gr 12 in 2011 and she was laughing i watch the show mom cause that lady starring in was starring in a movie called How To Deal with Mady moore i have it on vhs i would had watched it in 2003 but i didn't think i like it cause i was young i saw the camcarl too i heard mandy moore but i didn't know her yet i had a friend name is Brenda she was in my gr 6 class and she saw me in gr 7 and 8 amd when i went to high school i didn't see her i went to simcoe to giant tiger she didn't reconzined me didn't remeber me a lady said when she was little her parents abosed her and wroth down a 11 year oldgirl and she said pritty soon she was 14 a girl is 14 years old on my paper the song your just a little i heard it on the raido but i didn't say i know this song but i do she said October i didn't hear thats her name i'm calling it yours is dead she took the doll people laughed i didn't think its funny i'm not sure why but i just didn't my brother said shes in zootopia we saw it on the phone i notied for the frist time it says halloween that one little girl looks like Baily Madason but it's not a boy name Lucas when i heard why would you show us that i thought they don't like them but they did really she said inbreds people laughed but I didn't know what that means I just found out today by my brother it means siblings have sex with each other and they laughed when he mentioned Avatar and how the white guy pretends to be a blue guy when a foster mom said good luck with that one she thinks she's better than us they laughed at the other 2 are jackassing around back she quickly tidies her place up when her foster mom said quiet down with that crap we are not friggin related I thought she was talking to her husband not Lizzy I just noticed the same toy phone we had before watching the DVD when Pete threw the basketball and it hit Juan's face he said he did it on purpose and you did that because I like the Clippers Pete said we love the Clippers at first I thought he said Clifford he also had blood coming out his nose a lady said wow look at the blood I thought Lizzy is mad at them but she said I'm so sorry I first understood on the plane Pete said you sure you lost a lot of blood people laughed when Lita said Potato Chip is bad I didn't know that was the doll's name that's weird she said bad girl, bad, bad, bad you don't talk back you little beaner I heard weiner I didn't know she meant the B-word that's why they laughed in theatres her parents said she picks that stuff up off the TV and she tells Lizzy to not give her that look I thought Lizzy taught her the bad words but my brother said that the parents do they laughed that it took 14 months for Ellie to like Pete I laughed too they laughed at would you open your stupid eyes how long has everyone's eyes been open a woman said if you don't quit being so nuts about this baby thing I swear to god I'm gonna get pregnant this afternoon and her mom asked really she said no when she mentions Thanksgiving we'll have it on October 14 she said we're gonna adopt a whole sh-twhack of kids and I'm thankful that whoever has a problem with that can f right off I said in theatres In front of the kids? She saw Juan pick up a bowl she got scared that's crystal and he said I'm sorry but she said no I'm sorry Bitchie i heard that from mean girls

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