From Paramount Pictures and the director of "Daddy's Home," adoptive-dad Sean Anders comes Instant Family.

A film inspired by the true life story of how Sean and his wife, Beth, grew their family through Seneca and Kinship Center.  

"Seneca has helped us forever change our lives and become a family with our three children. We have had an amazing journey on this adoption journey.  This experience really beats it all - it's the best thing that's ever happened to us." - Sean Anders

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When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of foster care adoption. They hope to take in one small child but when they meet three siblings, including a rebellious 15 year old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves speeding from zero to three kids overnight.

Now, Pete and Ellie must hilariously try to learn the ropes of instant parenthood in the hopes of becoming a family. INSTANT FAMILY is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.

Official Movie Trailer

Sean and Beth's Story

Acclaimed Director Sean Anders and his wife grew their family thanks to Seneca and Kinship Center.

This heart-warming film from Paramount Pictures brings their journey to life with humor, authenticity and compassion.

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Director Sean Anders, Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer on the set of Instant Family from Paramount Pictures.
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