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Trailer : Brad’s Status

Check out the first trailer for “Brad’s Status”, starring Ben Stiller as the middle-aged dad of a boy about to head off to college. They head off together to check out his potential colleges, and it becomes a dad-son bonding trip as Stiller’s character is struck with the realisation that his mates may be a lot more successful than him. Cue: mid-life crisis.

The movie looks to be a bit of a heart-warming tale that I’m guessing a lot of people will be able to relate to.

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 (Mike 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 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.

Watch the new trailer above.

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