Youth Care UPA recently provided a movie afternoon for our Carers, and some of the young people in our program, to see Instant Family – a film they could really relate to!
Instant Family is a film about Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) who decide to start a family, and they 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 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 Sean Anders and also stars Octavia Spencer, Tig Notaro, and Margo Martindale.
There was laughter and tears in the movie as the Carers saw a lot of their own stories unfold on-screen – a great afternoon overall and something we look forward to doing again.
The Youth Care team.