So Many Are Talking About the New Movie 55 STEPS

starring Helena Bonham Carter, Hilary Swank, and Jeffrey Tambor and directed by Bille August

’55 Steps’ Examines Issue in Psychiatric Hospitals We Don’t Talk About Enough


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Helena Bonham Carter in 55 STEPS: Women and Mental Illness in the Movies


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’55 Steps’ Helena Bonham Carter, Mental Patient & Hilary Swank, Lawyer

First Look & Clip: ’55 Steps’ Starring Helena Bonham Carter & Hilary Swank


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55 STEPS listing and reviews


The audience gave 55 STEPS a standing ovation at the Toronto Film Festival, The movie stars Helena Bonham Carter, Hilarly Swank and Jeffrey Tambor and is directed by Bille August. It is the story of patients’ rights lawyer Colette Hughes, who goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital. Colette has no idea that besides taking on an uphill legal battle to improve treatment for mental patients in hospitals, she is meeting a woman who will make it her mission to transform Colette’s workaholic life.