'Instant Family': Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne star in excruciatingly awkward exclusive clip

Coming to cinemas on 14 February, Instant Family stars Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne as a couple who stumble into the world of adoption when they decide to start a family.

We’re thrilled to be able to share an exclusive sneak peek at the comedy drama, that was inspired by the real events from the life of writer-director-producer Sean Anders. The new scene, which can be watched above, shows Wahlberg and Byrne as Pete and Ellie at an adoption fair which aims to connect prospective parents with children.

Social worker Sharon – US comic Tig Notaro (Star Trek: Discovery) – approaches the couple to find out whether they’d met any kids of interest… and awkwardness ensues.

Mark Wahlberg puts his foot right in it in this new clip from <i>Instant Family</i>. (Paramount)
Mark Wahlberg puts his foot right in it in this new clip from Instant Family. (Paramount)

Here’s the official synopsis:

When Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) decide to start a family, they stumble into the world of adoption. When they meet a trio of siblings, including a rebellious 15-year-old girl (Isabela Moner), they find themselves unexpectedly 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 is inspired by the real events from the life of writer/director/producer Sean Anders, also starring Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro and Margo Martindale, Julie Hagerty and Michael O’Keefe.

Anders began writing INSTANT FAMILY with co-writer/producer John Morris in between their global smash hits DADDY’S HOME and DADDY’S HOME 2. In those two films, while delivering blockbuster laughs, the duo showcased their gift for presenting the nuances of the modern, blended family. With INSTANT FAMILY, Anders pushes the possibilities of the blended family, as the film’s lead character Ellie aptly puts it, “to next level shit”.

As poignant as it is funny, as heart-warming as it is authentic, INSTANT FAMILY celebrates the notion that a family can come from anywhere.

Instant Family is in U.K. cinemas from 14 February. Watch a trailer below.

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