"55 Steps" is a 2017 German-Belgian drama film directed by Bille August.
The starring cast includes Helena Bonham Carter as Eleanor Riese, Hilary Swank as Colette Hughes, Jeffrey Tambor as Mort Cohen, Tim Plester as Robbi, Michael Culkin as Judge Farelly, Jonathan Kerrigan as Dr. Bardy, Johan Heldenbergh as Robert, Cynthia Hoppenfeld as Sister Florence, Edward Bennett as Dr. Steven Booker, Vincent Riotta as James Adams and others.
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Sony Pictures Entertainment on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 released the trailer for "55 Steps" you can watch here:
55 Steps Trailer - On Digital 10/16, In Theaters 11/16.
Here is a short review of "55 Steps" movie plot summary.
The story is about a woman committed to a mental health facility. Prior to 1987, it was assumed that the Lanterman - Petris - Short Act allowed involuntary treatment for those who were detained under an initial three-day hold (for evaluation and treatment) and a subsequent fourteen-day hospitalization (for those patients declared after the three-day hold to be dangerous to themselves or others or gravely disabled). In 1987, in Riese v. St. Mary's Hospital and Medical Center, the California State Court of Appeals declared that these patients had the right to exercise informed consent regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs, except in an emergency, and if they rejected medication "a judicial determination of their incapacity to make treatment decisions" was required before they could be involuntarily treated. This case was a class action suit brought in the name of patient Eleanor Riese (Helena Bonham Carter) by the California ACLU.
Here is the full cast and characters of "55 Steps" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"55 Steps" movie release date was scheduled to be on September 7, 2017 (TIFF, 2017 Toronto International Film Festival), on May 3, 2018 (Germany) and on August 27, 2019 (Denmark) distributing by Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), Warner Bros., Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and Warner Home Video.
The duration of the film is 115 minutes.
"55 Steps" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"55 Steps" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.9/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 50/100. But the audience loves the film.
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