Brad’s Status: A Tribute to Fathers, Family, and Friendship

“I wanted to write something to tell my father I love him and think he is a success, even though he feels like he never lived up to his expectations for himself. I also saw with him that the relationship one has with the world (status) can be as important (or more) as the relationship one has to family, partners, friends. I see that in myself in that---like Brad---I’m always having this running commentary in my head, comparing myself to others and the success I perceive they have — and I’m always either building myself up or tearing myself down.” - Mike White

Brad Status is still showing in cinemas.  It is rated G by MTRCB, so you could invite your family, kids and friends at any movies nationwide.

A scene in the movie where his former college mate during their meeting.
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Brad’s Status tells the story of Brad (Ben Stiller) who has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), and their musical prodigy son, Troy (Austin Abrams). But it’s not quite what he imagined during his college glory days. Showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (White), a hedge-fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit and bestselling author (Michael Sheen). As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if cozy middle-class domesticity is the best he will ever achieve. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if, in some essential ways, their lives are more flawed than they appear.

Here are some reviews about the film.

“Ben Stiller and Mike White’s ‘Brad’s Status’ is Scarier Than Most Horror Movies” by Bilge Ebiri

“Toronto Film Festival: Brad’s Status” by Carla Renata

“Review: Brad’s Status- Feeling Restless, Suffering from Midlife Malaise” by Courtney Howard 

Distributed by Solar Pictures, have a taste of bittersweet comedy BRAD’S STATUS in cinemas beginning October 18. 

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