An uptight New Yorker and his party girl sister visit their Dad's lake house to meet his new wife and her rough-around-the-edges kids prompting a clash of cultures quickly descending into chaos. When the 'step' parents announce they are also adopting a child to bring this 'family' together, lingering bitterness and current disappointments wreak havoc as these strangers slowly, and hilariously, figure out how to perhaps become a family.
- KAM WILLIAMS, BARET NEWS SYNDICATE
"RIOTOUS COMEDY... FEATURING A BRILLIANT ENSEMBLE CAST LED BY JAMES BROLIN AND OSCAR-WINNER CHRISTINE LAHTI"
- THE PEACH REVIEW
"THE STEPS BRINGS NEW LIFE TO THE DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILY COMEDY."
"3 STARS. THE STEPS IS A CUTE AND CHARMING COMEDY... MANY MOMENTS OF TENDERNESS. THERE IS A CERTAIN LIGHT AND SWEETNESS AT PLAY."
- SCENE CREEK
"IT GOT BIG LAUGHS AT WHISTLER. THE STEPS WAS A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW A FAMILIAR STORY, WHEN TOLD WELL, CAN FEEL NEW. THE CASTING, BOTH IN HOW THEY INHABIT THEIR OWN CHARACTERS AS WELL AS HOW THEY INTERACT WITH THE OTHERS, IS BANG ON."
- ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES
"A NICE EXCURSION"
- BLACK SHEEP REVIEWS
"IT'S ALL AMUSINGLY DIVERTING"
- VICTORIA TIMES COLONIST
Written By: Robyn Harding
Directed by: Andrew Currie
Produced by: Andrew Currie, Daniel Iron, Jason James, Mary Anne Waterhouse
Starring: Christine Lahti (Academy Award winner and nominee,, 2 time Golden Globe Winner and 8 time nominee, Emmy winner and 6 time nominee; Swing Shift, “Chicago Hope”, “Amerika”), James Brolin (2 time Golden Globe Winner and 6 time nominee, Emmy winner and 5 time nominee; "Life in Pieces", Traffic, Catch Me If You Can), Jason Ritter (Emmy Award nominee, Teen Choice Award nominee; “Parenthood”, “Joan of Arcadia”; son of the late actor John Ritter), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage, You Don't Mess with the Zohan)