Instant Family Review

“Instant Family” is a film that is based on the real life events of Sean Anders, the director and co-writer of the film, and about his experiences in fostering children.

When many people try to decide if they should foster a child, they believe that they are doing it for the good of themselves and other people.

“We were really surprised that we didn’t know anything about it – from movies or TV,” Anders said in an interview with Refinery29.

In the movie, reality hits Pette and Ellie Wagner (played by Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) after fostering children, and things don’t go as they hoped.

They visited the foster care center, and they were still skeptical if they should still go through foster care. It didn’t take long for them to decide once they heard a story of a young woman, and how foster care helped her find a family.

They decide to go through with fostering a child. All things seemed to be going smoothly at first, but then everything goes up in flames. Kids screaming, throwing food, and not listening to what others are saying.

The film shows how foster care is a commitment and should not be taken so easily. It provided a lot of emotions through each of the scenes with a little surprise in the mix.

“I would be laughing in one scene then crying in the next,” sophomore Amy Ramirez said.