Brad's Status

6.51 h 41 min2017X-RayHDRUHDR
A trip to Boston with his college-bound son triggers a crisis of confidence for Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) as he reassesses his life choices in this bittersweet comedy. Now on Prime Video.
Mike White
Ben StillerAustin AbramsJenna Fischer
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Luke WilsonMichael Sheen
Dede GarnerJeremy KleinerDavid BernadSidney Kimmel
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3.3 out of 5 stars

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Nancy C.Reviewed in the United States on March 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
I loved it because it is real
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I loved it because it is real. In middle age, these kinds of questions -- is my life meaningful, am I living up to my own standards, have I made it, why do I care what others in my life think of me, am I a good parent, etc., are the stuff of life. These are the kind of thoughts I think, as well, so this movie really gave voice to my thoughts. Is it action packed? No. Is it funny? Not a lot. But it is human -- deeply, deeply human. I loved it.
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T. WilliamsReviewed in the United States on March 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A quiet film that runs deep
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Introspective, meditative. This movie nailed the "mid-life crisis". It has twists and turns and never falls into tropes. This is some of Ben Stiller's best work. He allows himself to be-no antics, no histrionics. Very true to life, no false notes. As much as I don't care about a lesson in a movie, the lesson here is excellent. I appreciate this gem which represents two important transition times in life (for some): going to college and sending one's child off to college. I had the "ah ha" moment at the end when I saw it was written by Mike White.
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BruceKReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
A bit hard to watch, but the kind of movie I enjoy, realistic human stories. 5/5
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This is an interesting movie. Ben Stiller always bugs me, but he is good
in these kinds of roles and he chooses them well, ie the guy who is basically
OK inside, but is filled with self-doubts and neuroses.

Great acting by all, particularly the actor who plays the son.
30 people found this helpful
largeformat_photosReviewed in the United States on April 20, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
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This movie was horrible. Ben Stiller's role was creepy, clingy and cringe-worthy as an aging father who never really got it together. He had some realizations towards the end, but that didn't make up for the rest of this depressing movie.
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Reader GirlReviewed in the United States on March 3, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
based upon their perceived success because their Facebook photo or Instagram posts indicate some kind of better living based upon financial worth
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Kudos to Ben Stiller for taking on this thought=provoking role. It may be a bit of a mid-life crisis, but it's more than that really. This is a statement of our world of social media and what that involves...the need to compare our lives with the lives of others, based upon their perceived success because their Facebook photo or Instagram posts indicate some kind of better living based upon financial worth. We compare ourselves, become dissatisfied with what we have and forget the things that really matter. This is a wonderful movie. Watch it.
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P. JacksonReviewed in the United States on March 4, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
thought-provoking and heart-confirming
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I'm pretty MEH about Ben Stiller, love some movies, others not so much. I actually really liked this, but just know up front that's it is definitely not a comedy. Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, it's probably much more relevant to people of a certain age who have experienced some of the existential angst of midlife where you begin to reflect on your choices, your path and how well you've done on it. This really happens when you have grown kids venturing off on their own paths. So if you're over 40, you'll be more likely to actually get this movie. The acting by all was well done and the story was compelling with a few unexpected twists. The Brad character does get a bit whingey at times and you want to smack him. Also, I wondered how someone evidently so different in outlook from his youth on could actually give a hoot what his old, more venial or shallow college buddies thought or did. But overall, the story at the center is the father and son. It's a thought-provoking and heart-confirming movie.
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Craig HaynesReviewed in the United States on March 2, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Reflective, sobering, thoughtful
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I was moved by this film. There's a lot goin' on here. Very rich storytelling, fine performances by Stiller and the young Austin Abrams. Engaging production in terms of the sets and locations. As the saying goes, "the child is the father to the man." To see the relationship between this father and son deepen was very touching. Some fathers do worry about legacy and whether or not they've engendered the right values in their children. The father in this film has doubts. To say more would spoil the denouement. Kudos to Mike White, haven't seen him in front of the camera (he appears in cameos here) since his amazing performance in 'Chuck and Buck,' credits say: A Film by Mike White. Nice work, Mike. This is not an action film, pacing is deliberate, but not slow.
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Creative ShopperReviewed in the United States on January 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Somber but thought provoking
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Ben Stiller is the greatest; however, don’t anticipate your usual laughing response to Ben Stiller. This is a thinking movie and one that I don’t think younger audiences would appreciate or understand. I’m old. I get it. It is a good movie. For the under 40’s, skip it.
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