I was kind of making a vow not to watch movies starring Mark Wahlberg (because he is allegedly homophobic and hates Asians) but I acquiesced with the feel-good ‘Instant Family.’ Co-written and Directed by Sean Andres, the movie is based on his real-life experience with his wife fostering children. The film’s premis is zanier. and I think that kind of helps the film – this isn’t some 50s kids-in-peril melodrama. I know the tone can be too much for some, but I thought it was balanced enough. We see Rose Byrne shine as always – I think she is one of the funniest actresses working today – and Wahlberg, well, in my opinion, he always plays his characters liek d-bags even when they are supposed to be nice/ Or I could just be projecting. The children are all cute and adorable, but Isabela Moner (as Lizzy) is given a little more meat to chew and handles them well. Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer play the therapists (or government employees?) who help the foster parents and all I could think about is how this would have been a better movie had the film been from their points of view. But this film is fine enough for me. I laughed enough and cried a little with it.