The definition of family is redefined in upcoming movie “Instant Family”
Going to the cinemas is probably one of our favorite recreational activities as Filipinos, even more so when we are with our families. There are just some feel-good movies that not only tug at everyone’s emotions but also leave important life lessons too. If you’re on the lookout for that kind of film, you shouldn’t miss Paramount Pictures’ new heartwarming comedy “Instant Family.”
Starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne, it tells the story of a couple named Pete and Ellie who wants to start a family through foster care adoption. While they intend to take in one child at first, they end up adopting three siblings instead, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl named Lizzy who is portrayed by Isabela Moner. Having to adjust from not having kids to fostering three, the film depicts their hilarious attempt at being instant parents in the hopes of becoming a family.
“Instant Family” is inspired from the actual experience of writer/director Sean Anders and sends out an important message that family can come from anywhere.
“Knowing Sean brought children into his home and created his own family and has encouraged other people to do the same is a very special thing. Hopefully it will encourage and inspire people to look into children in the foster care system and create a home for them.” actor Mark Wahlberg said.
Meanwhile, teenage actress Isabela Moner is moved by the film’s message too. “I think it’s quite a relatable story. I think that’s what initially grabbed my attention because a lot of people go through not feeling loved or wanted. That’s what struck me and it wasn’t until I spoke to Sean that I realized it was a passion project. I was really into the script and I wanted to know how I could connect with it more.” she shared.
Instant Family is distributed in the Philippines by United International Pictures through Columbia Pictures. It will be shown on cinemas nationwide on January 30.