Holly on Hollywood – Instant Family

Holly on Hollywood
“Instant Family”
by Holly McClure

“Instant Family” stars (Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne) as a happy couple who buy fixer-upper homes for a living, to renovate and flip. Longing for children they can’t have, they decide to adopt older children they can “renovate”. With the help of dedicated caseworkers (Octavia Spencer and Tig Notaro) at an adoption agency, they decide to foster three siblings, a rebellious teenager named Lizzy (Isabela Moner) and her two siblings. The dramedy is based on writer-director Sean Anders and his wife’s real-life experiences fostering and eventually adopting, three young siblings.


Parents, the PG-13 rating is for mature pre-teens to adults with mature themes (including the birth mother who threatens the family), sexual dialogue, strong language and some drinking and drug references. The story focuses on the highs and lows of raising kids who come into a home already formed in personality and temperament – especially when they come from difficult circumstances. There are funny moments trying to get kids to eat, dress properly and showing how they disrupt the lives of the once organized couple. Wahlberg is perfectly cast as a wannabe dad (he’s a devoted Christian and family man in real life) and Spencer is always hilarious, she and Notaro are a perfect comic team. But ultimately, “Instant Family” is about unconditional family love, acceptance and giving kids a chance to discover who they can be in the safety of a home with loving parents.

“Remember to Choose Your Movies Wisely”

~Holly On Hollywood~


Holly_McClureHolly McClure is a multimedia personality with a career that spans over 20 years in the entertainment industry. Her background as a film critic, film and television producer, creative director, filmographer, radio and television host, author and pundit for family values, has established her expertise and made her a recognized advocate for family-friendly entertainment.

Holly was the first family film critic syndicated in over 365 newspapers with The Orange County Register. Her “Holly on Hollywood” movie reviews have been featured on TBN, Daystar and can now be seen on Uplift TV, The Word Network, UANetwork, and other affiliates.

In 2002, Mel Gibson asked Holly to come to Italy and film the behind-the-scenes interviews for The Passion of the Christ. She produced a one hour special, The Making of The Passion of the Christ (TBN, ION) and has since produced numerous press features for films like; Do You Believe, Dancer and the Dame, God’s Not Dead, The Frontier Boys, House, Thr3e, One Night With the King, Midnight Clear, The Visitation, Hangman’s Curse and others.

Holly is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and serves on the advisory boards of The Dove Foundation and The Parents Television Council. She is a proud mother, grandmother, mentor and Christian, and passionate about supporting and creating life-changing entertainment!
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