The Steps

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: June 3, 2016 - Toronto, Calgary, Halifax, Edmonton - June 3, 2016 - Toronto, Halifax, Edmonton, Calgary

Current rating: Rating: 4.00
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Cast: Jason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, Benjamin Arthur, Steven McCarthy, Kate Corbett, Vinay Virmani, Christine Lahti


Uptight New Yorker Jeff (Jason Ritter) has just lost his job. When he and his party-girl sister Marla (Emmanuelle Chriqui) are invited to come for a visit to their dad's (James Brolin) new lake house in Canada, it's a welcome diversion. Until they realize they're going to have to spend time with his new cocktail waitress wife (Christine Lahti) and her three adult sons.

They also discover they've been invited for a specific reason. Their father and his new wife want to adopt a little Chinese girl, and would like their real kids to pretend to be a loving family by Monday, when a social worker is coming to interview the prospective family. Naturally, Jeff and Marla are less than thrilled by the prospect.

  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Ontario. The director grew up in British Columbia and several cast members are Canadian.

Director: Andrew Currie
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Andrew Currie
Screenplay: Robyn Harding

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  • 5 stars "Just caught The Steps at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas. OMG it was so good!!! Jason Ritter plays this New York business dude who was fired, but pretends he's still got a job. Emannuelle Chriqui from Entourage, is his sister, who was a bit like me when I was in my 20s! They head up to northern Ontario to meet their new step mother and step siblings and the sh*t starts to happen. I kind of loved everything about this movie. It was funny, and charming, and really smart, because part way through I realized there was real emotional depth, and it was creeping up on me. I was laughing so much then I really started to feel the pain from these people as well. It just felt like a lot of the people I grew up with. I went with my guy and he really loved it too. 10 out of 10!!!! So good, check it out!!!"