Brad's Status (2017)
Thursday 1st February 2018
Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents franchise) stars as a middle-aged, middle-class dad, on his journey of self-discovery in the genuine and quirky comedy Brad's Status, coming to DVD 30th April 2018 from Vertigo Releasing. Plagued by feelings of inadequacy in comparison to his overly successful college friends, Brad begins to doubt his own life's choices and contributions, as his prodigy son explores the beginnings of his own.
Written and directed by Mike White (School of Rock), the film also stars Jenna Fischer (The Office), Luke Wilson (Old School), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Jemaine Clement (Moana) and Austin Abrams (Paper Towns). Brad's Status is a thoughtful examination of the complexities of getting older and handling others' perceptions of self in the modernly connected world.
Ben Stiller stars as Brad whose satisfying career, sweet wife and comfortable life in suburban Sacramento aren't quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can't help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.
- A Look at Ben Stiller as Brad - Mike White and the cast talk about working with Ben Stiller and how he was able to channel Brad
- A Culture of Comparing Ourselves - Mike White discusses the social pressures and behaviors that inspired the story
- Mike White on Directing His Own Script - A look at why Mike White chose to direct his screenplay and how the cast benefited from the experience
- The Story of Brad's Status - An overview of the major themes and inspirations of the film
Please note - Disc special features are subject to change, may differ from format to format and/or may differ from region to region.