Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in a scene from the movie “Instant Family”. Photo: Paramount Pictures/CNS.
By John Mulderig
It’s rare that a movie can reasonably be expected to accomplish some good in the real world. But director and co-writer Sean Anders’ blend of comedy and drama, Instant Family (Paramount) may be the exception.
This warm evocation of both the challenges and the ultimate rewards of adoptive parenting, based on Anders’ own experience, may inspire at least a few viewers to investigate the possibility of taking kids in need under their wings.
In that sense, the film is not only obviously pro-family but,