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Old 09-12-17, 07:50 AM   #1
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Brad's Status (2017, W/D: Mike White) S: Ben Stiller





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When Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) accompanies his college bound son to the East Coast, the visit triggers a crisis of confidence in Brad's Status, writer and director Mike White's bittersweet comedy. 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 (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 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.
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I feel like I've seen the trailer for this before every movie I've seen in the last month or so. Looks like a feeble attempt to win a bunch of awards.
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Is this the first major motion picture written and directed by a former Amazing Race contestant?
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Is this the first major motion picture written and directed by a former Amazing Race contestant?
Was Year of the Dog not major enough for you?
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Old 09-19-17, 11:36 PM   #5
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Loved Enlightened, the cast, and have moviepass, so I'll be seeing this eventually.
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Is this the first major motion picture written and directed by a former Amazing Race contestant?
To be fair, he was a writer/director long before he was on Amazing Race.
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I feel like I've seen the trailer for this before every movie I've seen in the last month or so. Looks like a feeble attempt to win a bunch of awards.
Saw this a few weeks ago and it isn't awards bait. Just a simple walk and talk about a minor midlife crisis and social status. Simple, decent flick, it's the kind of movie you'd watch on vacation in a hotel room.

Luke Wilson and Jermaine Clements names being on the poster is a joke.
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