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A SUPRISINGLY 'MOVING' STORY
10 June 2019
The film is billed as a comedy-drama/ family movie, however as an earlier reviewer points out there is fairly frequent use of strong language throughout, though it seems these days anything-goes, I would advise caution when it comes to younger viewers.
The story itself is quite an intensely moving story which tells of how married couple Pete Wagner (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) who were never seen as parental prospects by their relatives become interested in learning more about adopting a child who had perhaps never known a loving parental figure that they could rely upon.
When attending an event where prospective parents can view a number of children, Pete and Ellie happen across a group of teens who are seen by many as too old to consider, they are taken with one of them Lizzy (Isabela Moner) and ask the authorities about her, however it turns out that Lizzy has two younger siblings also in the system Jaun (Gustavo Escobar) and young Lita (Julianna Gamiz)
Well after some thought Pete and Ellie agree to take all three in to look after, well, each have issues because of their early experiences in life, with one or two unexpected complications emerging that will have to be faced.
Inexperienced parents Pete and Ellie often seem out of their depth, they have much to learn, the children, of course, have to learn to trust, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
Though there are many moments of humour along the way, it is, in essence, a very human and hugely watchable story
certainly, the film is most certainly worthy of a viewing.