Instant Family (2018) Movie Review, Plot and Cast


Instant Family is a 2018 American comedy-drama film. This film is directed by Sean Anders. The movie is co-written by John Morris and Sean Anders. Instant Family movie is based on Anders’ own experiences and It marks the third collaboration between Anders and Wahlberg.

The film stars include Mark Wahlberg, Rose Byrne, Isabela Moner, Gustavo Quiroz, Julianna Gamiz, Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty, Tig Notaro, and Octavia Spencer. This movie was released on the 16th of November 2018.

Instant Family Movie Cast

  • Mark Wahlberg as Pete Wagner
  • Rose Byrne as Ellie Wagner
  • Isabela Moner as Lizzy Wagner
  • Gustavo Quiroz as Juan Wagner
  • Julianna Gamiz as Lita Wagner
  • Octavia Spencer as Kare
  • Tig Notaro as Sharon
  • Margo Martindale as Sandy Wagner
  • Julie Hagerty as Jan
  • Allyn Rachel as Kim
  • Tom Segura as Russ
  • Iliza Shlesinger as October
  • Brittney Rentschler as Linda
  • Jody Thompson as Jim
  • Michael O’Keefe as Jerry
  • Joan Cusack as Mrs. Howard
  • Valente Rodriguez as the Adoption Court Judge
  • Eve Harlow as Brenda Fernandez
  • Charlie McDermott as Stewart

Instant Family Movie Plot

The movie follows a married couple Pete and Ellie Wagner. The two of them went to foster care center to adopt a child whose mother is a drug addicted but is in prison. Pete and Ellie end up adopting three children instead of one. This movie is a comedy-drama film.

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Instant Family Movie Overview

Directed bySean Anders
Produced bySean Anders
Stephen Levinson
John Morris
Mark Wahlberg
Screenplay bySean Anders
John Morris
StarringMark Wahlberg
Rose Byrne
Isabela Moner
Margo Martindale
Julie Hagerty
Octavia Spencer
Music byMichael Andrews
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
Edited byBrad Wilhite
Closest to the Hole Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date

November 16, 2018

Running time
119 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$48 million
Box office$36.6 million