I was ready for a cold drink and lunch/dinner by the end of the afternoon. We headed to Whalburgers Restaurant in Philadelphia. You know, the famous Whalberg brothers, Donny, Paul, and Mark from their music, movies, television shows, and restaurants.
And guess what-I watched a movie staring Mark Whalberg this weekend also.
|the mr. takes a selfie with the brothers at Whalburgers|
We watched: INSTANT FAMILY, starting, Mark Whalberg and Rose Byrne.
You Tube PG13.
The film begins with Pete (Mark Whalberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) as a couple that flips, (not literally flips) but remodels houses. After work each day, they come home to their dog and clean, comfy home.
Somehow the topic of Foster children is introduced by Ellie to Pete. There is discussion among the extended family, Foster Parent meetings, and a chance to meet Foster Children at a picnic in the park.
They set out to Foster one child, but learn this one child has two other siblings, So, the family agrees to Foster all three children. Ya know, I was thinking how great it would be for all these kids to be together with such great Foster Parents, in a cozy house, their own bedrooms, and healthy meals. I sure would want to stay with my siblings.
The meddling family members don't understand any of their motivation to foster children. But, gosh as the days go by and love grows deep, they get it, the kids get it, and I get it.
Their last home was dirty, the yard was like a dump-honest, and the Foster parents were just plain ole' mean. I think Pete and Ellie were just shocked to see the kids living conditions. It's one of those moments you say "kids get in the car, go, go now, get in the car" we will rescue you from this place.
Do you think these three kids would cause a ruckus? Well, they do.
The youngest wants to eat potato chips for every meal. The oldest wants her independence, and the middle boy seems to always be getting injured.
Pete and Ellie learn that these kids are used to taking care of themselves and it's hard for them to let the Foster parents be in charge. Plus, there is a mother for these kids who was just released from jail.
The kids Mother is deemed worthy by the judge to let her have the kids back to live with her. I think the oldest child is thrilled, the youngest two seem to want to stay with the family. But what we don't know is that there is more to the Mother's lifestyle.
Through a emotional up and down experience for the Foster parents, the Foster Grandparents, and the Foster Parent case workers, their is a lot of who is right and wrong in this film. That means that there are so many people that love these kids that everyone thinks they are right in how to raise these three Foster kids.
Pete and Ellie feel nothing but instant love for these three Foster Kids, but the three Foster kids do not feel the same. It takes time, trust, and a lot of messes to earn each others trust, but not love, that comes instantly.
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The heartwarming film, inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director Sean Anders, follows Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) as they decide to start a family and 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 also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale.
Disclosure: I was sent the Blu-Ray combo pack and prize pack for this post. The comments and views are my own.