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Brad's Status (2017)

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A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

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Mike White

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Mike White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Brad Sloan
Austin Abrams ... Troy Sloan
Jenna Fischer ... Melanie Sloan
Michael Sheen ... Craig Fisher
Jemaine Clement ... Billy Wearslter
Luke Wilson ... Jason Hatfield
Shazi Raja ... Ananya
Luisa Lee ... Maya
Mike White ... Nick Pascale
Xavier Grobet Xavier Grobet ... Xavier
Adam Capriolo ... Chris Kanew
Felicia Shulman ... Cherie Parkinson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Harvard Mother
Karl Graboshas ... Admission Officer
Jon Bernad Jon Bernad ... Admissions Receptionist
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Storyline

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) runs his own non-profit organization, and lives a comfortable life with his loving wife and son, but cannot help contemplating how his old friends Craig Fisher (Michael Sheen), Billy Wearslter (Jemaine Clement), Jason Hatfield (Luke Wilson), and Nick Pascale (Mike White) are rich and accomplished. Craig works in the White House and published a best-selling book; Jason owns a hedge fund firm; Billy sold a company he founded, moved to Maui, and retired; and Nick is a Hollywood director. Brad's wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), tries to comfort Brad, telling him that they do not need to compare themselves with the wealthiest 1%..

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The success you've been searching for may be right next to you.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un papá singular See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,921, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$2,133,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,805,422
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2.00 : 1
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Trivia

Luke Wilson, who plays Jason, was originally intended as the top choice to play Billy, a role that went to Jemaine Clement. See more »

Goofs

Ananya is stereotyped to be Indian. But, she tells that her home is in Dili (Timor Leste) than Dilli (Delhi, India). See more »

Quotes

Ananya: You competing with your friends from college... that competition is the history of colonialism OK? and the oppression of women and the fucking up of the environment.
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Connections

Featured in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »

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The Red Blues
Written and performed by Red Garland
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Over wrought
23 September 2017 | by mannacioSee all my reviews

Most people, even successful ones,have doubts about themselves but Brad really needs a psychiatrist for his feelings of inadequacy and this movie lays it on so thick viewers may feel they have been recruited to the position. There are a few moments when some dim realization begins to set in that material success may not be everything but not enough to provide any kind of balance. If this was intended as a comedy it is too dour. If it was intended as a slice of life it is not a slice I would want to see.


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