Brad's Status — Trailer


added: Tue, Jul 25th '17

When taking his teenage son on a college tour, Ben Stiller finds himself going through a bit of an existential crisis in the debut trailer for the bittersweet dramedy "Brad's Status."

Written and directed by actor/screenwriter Mike White (Year of the Dog, School of Rock), the movie follows middle-aged family man Brad Sloan (Stiller) and his musically-gifted son, Troy (played by former "Walking Dead" actor Austin Abrams) as they travel to the Boston area to check out some of Troy's top college choices.

The trip unintentionally sparks something inside Brad's conscience, which forces him to reevaluate his entire adult life since graduating from college. While sorting out some personal issues, Stiller's Brad can't help but compare his current status to those of his old college buddies (played by Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, and Luke Wilson), who appear to be more successful than he is.

Well, at least, on paper, they are more successful -- one's a former White House associate, the other is a hedge fund manager, and there's the one who is now a retired tech mogul. But if you ask Brad's son, Troy, what he thinks about his father's old friends, he would say they "sound like dicks," who only "think about themselves."

Co-starring Jenna Fischer, "Brad's Status," which is being distributed by Amazon Studios, will be released in select theaters on September 15th

Brad 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 (Mike 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.


directed by   Mike White

starring   Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement, Luke Wilson, Jenna Fischer, Mike White

release date   September 15, 2017

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