The Steps

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  • R
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 41 min
  • 6.0  (544)

The Steps is a comical movie about an extended family attempting to reconnect during a weekend of vacation. The movie, directed by Andrew Currie, stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brolin, and Jason Ritter. Jeff (Brolin) and Marla (Chriqui) decide to surprise their children by taking them to Jeff's vacation home in the rolling countryside of Northern Ontario. They invite their two sons, the neurotic Jack (Ritter), and the laid-back guru Seth (Benjamin Arthur). At the same time, Jeff's estranged son from his first marriage, Leo (Steven McCarthy), shows up unexpectedly with his new girlfriend, Gretchen (Kate Corbett).

As the family comes together for the weekend, they must navigate their relationships with each other, as well as with their partners. Jeff's younger children, Jack and Seth, resent Leo's sudden appearance and his domineering personality. Meanwhile, Leo struggles to find common ground with Jeff and Marla, his father, and stepmother. Even Gretchen's attempts to soothe tensions often fall short, leading to several comical misunderstandings.

Throughout the movie, the family must complete a series of bizarre rituals as part of the vacation home's "house rules" before they can leave. These rituals include swimming in a frigid lake, catching a fish, skinny-dipping, and running naked through the woods. These rituals add to the overall humor of the movie as each member attempts to complete them, leading to several mishaps and embarrassing moments.

As the family completes their rituals and bonds over their shared experiences, they begin to open up to each other about their lives and their relationships. Leo shares his desire to reconnect with his father and the family despite the past. Marla opens up about her struggles with her own relationship with Jeff, while Jeff finally shares his feelings about their family to Marla.

The Steps is a humorous portrayal of the complexities of family dynamics that many viewers will find relatable. The cast's comedic timing and writing make for an entertaining watch. The overall message of the movie is that while families may have their differences, the love and connection between them can unite them under one roof.

The Steps is a 2015 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 41 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0.

The Steps
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    6.0  (544)