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Ben Stiller stars as Brad, whose satisfying career, sweet wife and comfortable life in suburban Sacramento aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear. Also stars Jenna Fischer (The Office), Luke Wilson (Old School) and Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex).
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Critics Consensus: Brad's Status transcends its familiar premise with insightful observations and affecting interplay between stars Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams.
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Common Sense Says
Quirky dramedy has great acting, plus language, drinking.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Brad's Status is a dramedy starring Ben Stiller as a neurotic dad who's cripplingly envious of his rich and famous college friends. Part father-son travel comedy, part midlife-crisis drama, this Mike White film has mature themes, strong language ("f--k," 's--t," "d--ks," etc.), and sexual innuendo, conversation, and daydreams. All of the characters swear, including the father to the son and the son to the father, and a married man has an internal monologue about what his life would be like if he could have younger lovers. Characters also drink (wine, cocktails) and smoke. Parents with teens approaching college should be able to use the movie to discuss with their children expectations, hopes, and dreams.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:September 15, 2017
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD