The new comedy Instant Family centers on a couple (Rose Byrne, Mark Wahlberg) who enter the world of foster care adoption and become parents to three children. Filmmaker Sean Anders (Daddy’s Home), who co-wrote the film, took parts of his own life as a parent and infused that experience into this semi-autobiographical account.
Byrne was attracted to the film due to its personal nature, and that was a huge reason she decided to became a part of Instant Family. “To be honest, I don’t know if it hadn’t been,” said Byrne. “Because it gives an authenticity and a sensitivity and intimacy that you wouldn’t have otherwise. For me that was really important and a huge part of agreeing to be a part of it was this was Sean’s story. It’s so important to him, so it make me feel like it’s important to do a really good job more than ever.”
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Instant Family, co-starring Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro, opens nationwide November 16.