Brad's Status

Showed at Images 10/13/2017–10/19/2017

Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jemaine Clement, Jenna Fischer, Luisa Lee, Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, Mike White, Shazi Raja, Xavier Grobet

Brad Sloan has a satisfying career and a comfortable life in suburban Sacramento where he lives with his sweet-natured wife, Melanie, and their musical prodigy son, Troy, 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, a hedge fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if this is all he will ever amount to. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or is, in some ways at least, the most successful of them all.

  • Director: Mike White
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 41 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama

“Starting from a single key insight into human behavior — the natural compulsion to compare oneself to others — White has spun a funny, empathetic and surprisingly grounded comedy that itself defies obvious comparisons.”

– Los Angeles Times