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The Steps (2015)

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An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their Dad's lake house to meet his new wife, and rough-around-the-edges kids. When the parents announce they're adopting a child to ... See full summary »

Director:

Andrew Currie

Writer:

Robyn Harding
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Cast

Credited cast:
Emmanuelle Chriqui ... Marla
James Brolin ... Ed
Jason Ritter ... Jeff
Christine Lahti ... Sherry
Gabrielle Miller ... Secretary
Kate Corbett ... Tammy
Rainbow Francks ... Dean
Naomi Snieckus ... Ellen
Vinay Virmani ... Sam
Benjamin Arthur ... David
Steven McCarthy ... Keith
Bart Badzioch ... Drummer
Jim Calarco ... Police officer
Rebecca Chan ... Mingmei
Ian Blackwood Ian Blackwood ... Lead Singer
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An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their Dad's lake house to meet his new wife, and rough-around-the-edges kids. When the parents announce they're adopting a child to bring the family together, it has the opposite effect. Written by Quadrant Motion Pictures

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Like it or not...family happens.

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Comedy

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Rated R for sexual content/nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2015 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Féltestvérek See more »

Filming Locations:

Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada

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Quadrant Motion Pictures See more »
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Color
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In the bar fight, they use a set of nunchaku, but the movie takes place in Canada where nunchaku are illegal weapons and not available to buy or allowed to be used. See more »

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Home James
Performed and written by Steve Gray
Courtesy of APM Music, LLC.
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If you like some real emotion with your comedy you'll enjoy this film.
13 July 2016 | by allanwhopkinsSee all my reviews

A newly blended family of adult children each with their own peculiarities, fears and resentments and locked away in an isolated house in Northern Ontario…what could go wrong? It's a great set up to explore family dynamics, buried emotional scars, forgiveness, isolation and the inherent comedy that exists in all families. If your family isn't laughing at itself half the time you all still have a ton of work to do. That is the message that I took away from this film

The Steps is funny, charming and feels authentic, as if the writer / director Andrew Currie must of lived some iteration or version of this story. It has a kind of idiosyncratic lightness to it, but the comedy is grounded by serious themes and emotions. Andrew Currie has such command of the craft of directing that you kind of become a silent sibling in the corner and let it all unfold in front of you.


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