Step Sisters

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Step Sisters
Step Sisters (film).png
Film poster
Directed byCharles Stone III
Produced by
  • Matt Alvarez
  • Simon Horsman
  • Benjamin Jones
  • Jeffrey Soros
  • Lena Waithe
Written byChuck Hayward
Starring
CinematographyChristopher Baffa
Edited byMatt Friedman
Production
company
Distributed byNetflix
Release date
January 19, 2018
Running time
108 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$10 million[2]

Step Sisters is a 2018 dance comedy film directed by Charles Stone III.[3] It stars Megalyn Echikunwoke as a black sorority girl who agrees to teach the art of Greek stepping to a house of party-obsessed white sorority sisters.[4]

Plot[edit]

Jamilah is an ambitious college student. She’s president of her black sorority, captain of the highly regarded step team, a trusted liaison to the college dean, and has plans to attend Harvard Law School.

But after her school's reputation is tarnished by a band of hard-partying white sorority girls, Jamilah is forcibly enlisted to help set things right. She's tasked with not only teaching these girls how to step, but also helping them to win a competitive dance competition.[5]

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

The film's main roles were cast in May 2016.[5] The film was scheduled to be released in March 31, 2017 by Broad Green Pictures.[6][7] However, it was ultimately pulled from the schedule.[8] Shortly after, Netflix acquired distribution rights to the film, following Broad Green dropping the film,[9] and it was released by Netflix on January 19, 2018.[10]

Critical Reception[edit]

On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 22% on 9 reviews.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Netflix Original Step Sisters". Netflix. Retrieved January 20, 2018.
  2. ^ "'Bad Santa 2' Bombs: Broad Green's Shift to Mass-Appeal Fare Sees Early Signs of Trouble". The Hollywood Reporter. December 7, 2016. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  3. ^ McNary, Dave (May 26, 2016). "'Step Sisters' Cast Unveiled by Broad Green". Variety.
  4. ^ Gettell, Oliver (May 26, 2016). "Drumline director sets sorority comedy with 90210, The Middle stars". Entertainment Weekly.
  5. ^ a b Siegel, Tatiana (May 26, 2016). "Broad Green Casts Its Ensemble for Dance-Themed Comedy 'Step Sisters'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 23, 2018.
  6. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (December 16, 2016). "'Step Sisters' Steps Into The Spring For Broad Green". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 16, 2016.
  7. ^ "Step Sisters". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Thompson, Anne; Winfrey, Graham (February 16, 2017). "Broad Green Pictures Is Missing Release Dates and Angering Filmmakers. Here's Why". Indiewire.com. Retrieved March 10, 2017.
  9. ^ Hipes, Patrick (November 9, 2017). "Netflix Steps In To Land Sorority Comedy 'Step Sisters'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  10. ^ Netflix US [@netflix] (January 2, 2018). "@StepSisters, a Netflix film from Drumline director Charles Stone III, arrives January 19" (Tweet). Retrieved January 20, 2018 – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "Step Sisters (2018)" – via www.rottentomatoes.com.

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