Instant Family Reviews
However, there is one major flaw. The plot has you hoping that the mother will fail and that the ikds don't go back with her. Not something the writers should have done.
Wahlberg and Byrne do their best versions of their most likable personas and the kids are even better. This may look and feel like a mainstream Hollywood family comedy, but it cuts to some pretty deep places, poses some rather gutting questions, and does it all with such a strong sense of purpose it´┐ 1/2(TM)s impossible to ignore.
Also, the The Blind Side bit is too good and Tig Notaro and Octavia Spencer need a buddy comedy in an active stage of production like yesterday.