NEW YORK (CNS) — It’s rare that a movie can reasonably be expected to accomplish some good in the real world. But director and co-writer Sean Anders’ blend of comedy and drama, “Instant Family” (Paramount) may be the exception.

This warm evocation of both the challenges and the ultimate rewards of adoptive parenting, based on Anders’ own experience, may inspire at least a few viewers to investigate the possibility of taking kids in need under their wings. In that sense the film is not only obviously pro-family but, in a totally noncontroversial way, pro-life as well.

That said, however, it also has to be pointed out that Anders’ script, penned with John Morris, includes material appropriate for grown-ups only. That’s a shame, because youngsters might have profited from a more circumspect presentation of this mostly enjoyable story. To read more, click here.