Staring Ben Stiller and exclusive to Dendy Newtown – Brad’s Status is a thorny US indie all about the meaning of success and failure from Mike White, the writer of Beatrix at Dinner
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 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, a hedge-fund founder, a tech entrepreneur, and a political pundit and bestselling author. 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.
M from Nov 9 at Dendy Newtown.
You can check out the trailer at Dendy’s website here. And book tickets (Woo-hoo – they have no booking fee!)
“A piercing satire of first-world privilege from sardonic maestro Mike White…”
Peter Debruge: Variety
“Ben Stiller gives a soulful performance (…) White’s movie is a heartfelt, genuine portrait of midlife frustrations”
Eric Kohn: Indiewire
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