Based on 114 votes and 31 reviews
Entertaining, engaging, funny, and inspiring. Profanity limited to adults, but not helpful, and could have been avoided. Watch for brief role by Laura Dern.
Wonderful film! This film doesn't try to take on world changing events or saving the world but touches on the human heart and the desire we all have for a close family and those warm relationships that make life worth living. This film is smartly done with clever dialogue and realistic characters based on a real-life story. The acting is fantastic by all the actors. This is very much an adult aimed film but is safe for kids and has some really great messages for kids on the edge of their teen years to help kids understand their own parents. Highly recommended!
Like the moves
Loved this movie
Very cheesy movie. It was ok, you could watch it once and not want to watch it again.
PROS: Pro family, humorous, some good comedy. CONS: Far too profane, predictable, too many stereotypes.
Surprisingly really good! I loved it
Could have been a great movie except some poor choices made by the writers. Typical Hollywood.
Good movie tears to laughter!
This movie has it all . A very powerful story that will make you think ,laugh and cry. It will make you question what a " real " family is . Loved it !
Loved the story line and laughed and cried at times during the film. Very disappointed in the fact that they had to include obscenities and some poor attempts at humor (i.e.: like Rose Byrne's scene with Charlie or her in the bathroom with the kids and dog around her). I don't understand why that was necessary. It would have been a better film without that.
Great movie,,,great story
Typical screwed up California human environment. Blaaaah
Good story line with enough drama and humor all the way through to keep my interest to the end.
Feel good movie with lots of funny parts. Just all round good movie
Funny, feel-good, teal-life story about families. Loved every minute of this movie and recommended to all of my family and friends!
A down to earth and very entertaining movie!
A feel good movie for the entire family.
Family oriented, anyone can see!
fabulous movie. Expected it to be a bit cheesy but it wasn't at all, instead really well directed/great script. Based on a true story of foster parents, and you could tell as the script contained believable moments of the struggles of an 'instant' family. So well cast. Funny at moments, really poignant and tear-inducing at others. This is a gem. Will be a movie that people watch 20 years from now.
So real, so funny, if you want to laugh see this one. It's nice also to see the love expressed between parent and children, whom so desperately need love. Excellent actors.
Loved this movie very much! Great family movie! Very touching! A must see this holiday season!
A movie with a powerful message.
An enjoyable, fun and heart warming movie. Mark Walhberg and Rose Byrne were great and the kids were hilarious. A cameo from Joan Cusakwas a nice surprise.
I loved this movie. The whole audience laughed out loud during the comedic parts. The entire cast was believable and talented. The surprise at the credits was the female singer featured, quite a multi-talented young lady. Highly recommend this if you need a laugh.
Wife and I really liked this movie, tons of some really funny stuff packed in this one and a heart warming story to boot, great date night movie.
Excellent movie. Teared up a few times from the sad parts. I recommend this flick.