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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Xavier Grobet ...
Chris Kanew
Cherie Parkinson
Jane Wheeler ...
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Jon Bernad ...
Admissions Receptionist


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Vida de Brad  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,921, 17 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,133,158, 26 October 2017

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2.35 : 1
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Written by Troy Ambroff (as Troy Cameron Ambroff), Jon Bonner (as Jonathan Bonner), Keihla Rivera and Joseph Lourenzo Pertusati
Performed by Troy Ambroff (as Troy Cameron) & Keihla Rivera
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Interesting but too incidental
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

Gore Vidal notoriously said, "Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies," which could be this movie's subtitle. Interesting subject matter I think, but this movie could have used more of an outright plot. Whether I'm right or not, this movie had the feel of having been written with a vague direction in mind but no structured outline set down beforehand. (The long bar conversation with the big-brown-eyed girl kind of came out of nowhere and I suspect did, to the writer as he sat at his laptop.) Ben Stiller was okay, but I felt his regular (facial) expressions of resentment could have used more variety and nuance. Knowing both ends of: not thrilling at running into people as I puttered along with nothing to brag about, to suddenly being put in charge of huge projects covered in the international press that suddenly made me the star of dinner parties, I found this an interesting movie, but wanted more of a story than a collection of vignettes. (For those who liked them, this movie I felt could almost go together as a sort loose trilogy with Stiller's GREENBERG and PERMANENT MIDNIGHT.)

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