Story: American foster family comedy drama based on a true story. Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) plan to foster one child – but are offered three siblings. Cue tantrums, anxiety, teen rebellion, relatives' disapproval and food fads.
Language: There are 30 swear words.
Romance: A few kisses and marriage themes.
Violence: Drug references, some slaps, and threats.
Ages 3-6: There are plenty of age-appropriate kids on screen but references to troubled parents might be too much.
Ages 7-12: Wahlberg has a family fan base after the Daddy's Home movies; tween viewers should appreciate the mix of upbeat slapstick, poignant messages about modern foster care and warm family togetherness-themes.
Teens: They'll enjoy it once you get them there.
Adult compatibility: Sentimental in the best way. Critic's rating: 8/10
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