Brad’s Status


Brad (Ben Stiller) 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 days.

While showing Troy around Boston, where Brad went to university, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his old college friends: a Hollywood bigshot (director Mike White), a hedge-fund founder (Luke Wilson), a tech entrepreneur (Jemaine Clement), and a political pundit & bestselling author (Michael Sheen).

As he imagines their wealthy, glamorous lives, he wonders if cozy middle-class domesticity is the best he will ever achieve. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if, in some essential ways, their lives are more flawed than they appear.


Director: Mike White
Written by: Mike White
Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson, Michael Sheen, Jemaine Clement
Running Time: 102 minutes