7.3/10
55,018
457 user 137 critic

Instant Family (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 16 November 2018 (USA)
Trailer
1:00 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $14.99 on Prime Video

A couple find themselves in over their heads when they foster three children.

Director:

Sean Anders
Reviews
Popularity
427 ( 90)
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment.

Director: Stephen Merchant
Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn
Second Act (2018)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A big box store worker reinvents her life and her life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do.

Director: Peter Segal
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson
The Upside (2017)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him.

Director: Neil Burger
Stars: Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston, Nicole Kidman
Blockers (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three parents try to stop their daughters from losing their virginity on prom night.

Director: Kay Cannon
Stars: Leslie Mann, John Cena, Ike Barinholtz
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Director: Susanna Fogel
Stars: Justin Theroux, Blanka Györfi-Tóth, Vilma Szécsi
Daddy's Home (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

Director: Sean Anders
Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini
Game Night I (2018)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Stars: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Long Shot (2019)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Stars: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who became an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick with the help of a caring woman and her family.

Director: John Lee Hancock
Stars: Quinton Aaron, Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw
What Men Want (2019)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts.

Director: Adam Shankman
Stars: Taraji P. Henson, Kristen Ledlow, Josh Brener
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A New York cop and his wife go on a European vacation to reinvigorate the spark in their marriage, but end up getting framed and on the run for the death of an elderly billionaire.

Director: Kyle Newacheck
Stars: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Wahlberg ... Pete
Rose Byrne ... Ellie
Isabela Moner ... Lizzy
Gustavo Escobar ... Juan (as Gustavo Quiroz)
Julianna Gamiz ... Lita
Octavia Spencer ... Karen
Tig Notaro ... Sharon
Tom Segura ... Russ
Allyn Rachel ... Kim
Britt Rentschler ... Linda (as Brittney Rentschler)
Jody Thompson ... Jim
Margo Martindale ... Grandma Sandy
Julie Hagerty ... Jan
Michael O'Keefe ... Jerry
Joan Cusack ... Mrs. Howard
Edit

Storyline

Married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner, feeling a void in the marriage, visit a foster care center. Two social workers, Karen and Sharon, guide the hopeful parents on the steps to getting into becoming adoptive parents. The couples are brought to a fair where they have the chance to go up to kids that they are interested in adopting. Pete and Ellie walk by the teenagers, although Ellie shows hesitance over raising a teen, but one of the teens, Lizzie, informs Ellie that they all know no one wants to adopt the teens. Pete and Ellie talk to Karen and Sharon over potentially taking in Lizzie. The social workers inform the couple that Lizzie's mother is a drug addict who is currently in jail, and she set their home on fire because she left the crack pipe lit. It also turns out that Lizzie has two younger siblings, Juan and Lita. Although this seems like more of a challenge for Pete and Ellie, they agree to meet the siblings. Pete and Ellie have Thanksgiving dinner with Ellie's family, where...

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Just add chaos laughter awkwardness mistakes love.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual material, language and some drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Instant Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,504,315, 18 November 2018

Gross USA:

$67,363,237

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$120,556,201
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

"Meatball" is played by a three-year old Bernese Mountain Dog. Prior to filming, he had completed his AKC grand championship, an obedience title, several rally obedience titles, and a dock diving title. After filming completed, he added his BMDCA and Canadian draft titles and several others, becoming a Versatility Dog in both the US and Canada. See more »

Goofs

When Pete and Lizzy wreck a kitchen, the glass pane of the top right cupboard door alternates between being broken and intact many times. See more »

Quotes

Pete: When I'm pissed, do you know what I like to do?
[Pete takes a sledgehammer and hits the wall, then gives it to Lizzie]
Lizzy: Really?
See more »

Crazy Credits

Photos of real life foster families are seen throughout the end credits, interspersed with footage of Isabela Moner performing the end credits song, 'Stay with you'. See more »

Alternate Versions

For the film's Australian release, the distributor chose to remove a single use of strong language in order to obtain a PG classification. This edited version of the film was later used for it's DVD/Video release. An uncut M classification was available. See more »

Connections

References SpongeBob SquarePants (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill) & Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill)
Performed by Cast
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Extremely Well Written & Hilarious
16 January 2019 | by ymyusedaSee all my reviews

Rating 9.4/10 I saw this movie today in Malaysia and it was just really well written. Dialogue and genuine care of the characters makes the experience so enjoyable. Best acting performance to all the characters in this movie ! Heart warming inspired in real events ! To director Sean Anders you did a great job !


145 of 183 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 457 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed