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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.

Director:

Mike White

Writer:

Mike White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Brad Sloan
Austin Abrams ... Troy Sloan
Jenna Fischer ... Melanie Sloan
Michael Sheen ... Craig Fisher
Jemaine Clement ... Billy Wearslter
Luke Wilson ... Jason Hatfield
Shazi Raja ... Ananya
Luisa Lee ... Maya
Mike White ... Nick Pascale
Xavier Grobet Xavier Grobet ... Xavier
Adam Capriolo ... Chris Kanew
Felicia Shulman ... Cherie Parkinson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Harvard Mother
Karl Graboshas ... Admission Officer
Jon Bernad Jon Bernad ... Admissions Receptionist
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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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The success you've been searching for may be right next to you.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un papá singular See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,921, 17 September 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,133,158, 26 October 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,400,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

DIRECTOR CAMEO: (Mike White): The Writer and Director played Nick. See more »

Goofs

Ananya is stereotyped to be Indian. But, she tells that her home is in Dili (Timor Leste) than Dilli (Delhi, India). See more »

Quotes

Ananya: You competing with your friends from college... that competition is the history of colonialism OK? and the oppression of women and the fucking up of the environment.
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Featured in Half in the Bag: 2017 Movie Catch-up: Part 1 (2018) See more »

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The Red Blues
Written and performed by Red Garland
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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so real. flawless performance
25 September 2017 | by BoSee all my reviews

So real. Flawless performance. One of the best movie this year so far. It's not a movie for everyone. I understand why some people could fall asleep while watching it. Its depth could be understood only if one have had several years fighting and climbing in the society and have a family and children to cherish and thankful for. I felt the echos in my soul and could foresee what I would look like in Brad's age. Everyone is relatively poor; the circle can be one percent, or one millionth or one billionth. And vice verse everyone is relatively happier and richer compared to the rest. And the "real pains" come from those meaningless comparisons and competitions that we impose on ourselves. Everyone have a choice of how to live their lives and how to plan and realize their futures. It's just a bunch of unique decisions that we have made and are making for ourselves. When you are jealous about someone's success in career or something, you don't know how much they sacrifice on their life balance or health or something else that you weigh way more over the former. There's no better or worse life. There is always shadow behind sunshine. It's just a matter whether you like it or not, grateful or regretful. And if you like your life and are grateful, you already win the competition if you really want such a comparison.

"Everyone is thinking about themselves. Nobody cares about you. The only person cares about you is me. So you should only care about my opinion."

I love the ending. There's no silver bullet to avoid so called midlife crisis. Can Brad have a sound sleep that night? Not sure. What I am certain is that we have to make every seconds in life count and always gives thanks to God, life and everyone in our life, to live a life which we will never regret.


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