In a good old-fashioned debate, we analyze Instant family, including the attempts at comedy, performances, and family diversity in cinema. Is this actually a heartwarming film, or just a good topic shrouded in bad jokes?
Instant Family is a 2018 American family comedy-drama
starring Mark Wahlberg
and Rose Byrne
as parents who adopt three young children, played by Isabela Moner
, Gustavo Escobar (Gustavo Quiroz), and Julianna Gamiz. Also starring Margo Martindale
, Julie Hagerty
, Tig Notaro
, and Octavia Spencer
, the film is directed by Sean Anders
, who wrote the screenplay with John Morris, based in part on Anders' own experiences.
Instant Family was released in the United States on November 16, 2018. It grossed over $120 million worldwide, and was called an "earnest, heartwarming comedy" by critics, who also praised the performances