Instant Family ★★★

Humor is all about timing, and the writers for this had unsynchronized watches. There were a lot of funny moments, but the problem with family-comedies is dragging bits out too long because you never actually have a punchline. Or you miss the opportunity presented for one. 

HOWEVER, this movie serves a larger purpose, and you simply can’t hate it for that. It presents family and adoption in a lot of complexities, and while simplified for the audience’s sake, tug at the heartstrings a bit. Worth it, but know what you’re getting into. 

About halfway, I said it was basically a PSA. At the end, it was literally a PSA. Sorry if that’s a spoiler.