• Brad's Status (2017)

Brad's Status

Release Date: September 15th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

R |1 hr 42 min

Plot Summary

Brad Sloan has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban California, but it's not quite what he imagined during his glory days in college. Sloan keeps comparing his life with those of his four college friends, wondering what it would be like to have their well-paying and glamorous jobs. When circumstances force Brad to reconnect with his buddies, he soon begins to question whether he has failed, or is in some ways the most successful of them all.

Cast: Ben Stiller, Michael Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement, Austin Abrams, Shazi Raja, Mike White

Director: Mike White

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Plan B Entertainment

Distributors: Annapurna Pictures, Amazon Studios

Keywords: Father, Heartwarming, Sacrifice, House, Love, Pursuit, Emotional, Inspiring, Growing up, Wife, 2010s, Car, Endearing

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Matt SingerScreenCrush

    With little drama or humor, it mostly amounts to watching a guy complain about his fairly decent life for 100 minutes. show more

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Writer-director Mike White has crafted a painfully funny and surprisingly moving character piece, but what’s most remarkable is how he and his star empathize with Brad’s feelings of inferiority while, at the same time, pinpointing the arrogance, privilege and callousness that often factor into such soul-searching. show more

  • 70
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    Brad's Status is good enough to make you wish it were even better: tighter, bolder, sharper. But it's a droll, affecting movie — and, in its exploration of a man's fantasies of success and fears of failure, his trudge through the weeds of pessimism toward optimism, a distinctly American one. show more

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