Brad's Status

Brad's Status

DVD - 2018
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A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.
Audience: Not rated,
Publisher: Montréal : VVS Films, 2018.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Brads
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French with French subtitles.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Sep 23, 2018

This musical drama stars Ben Stiller, and is about a man named Brad Sloan who is relatively content with his life and his career, but can’t help wondering if he would be happier if he had the busy and successful lives of his friends from college. After reconnecting with them, however, he starts to wonder if he is actually the most successful one after all. This movie definitely has a main character that will annoy you sometimes with his ego-maniac personality, but at the same time, he will find a way to grow on you. This movie is very fitting for many as it combines comedy with drama and psychology, making it an interesting film all around. I would rate this movie 4/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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miyoch
Sep 10, 2018

Slow pace, self pity, mid life crisis. Stop watching after 30 mins.

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empbee
Jul 10, 2018

The message is clear, the character is like someone many of us have encountered but irritatingly overplayed.

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PearlyKayAm1
Jun 10, 2018

Non-stop self-pity and mid-life crisis angst.

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Christine55416
May 10, 2018

what everyone else is saying.... I thought it'd get better.... wallowing in self pity despite abounding privilege... mid life crisis that is EXHAUSTING to watch... hoping main character completes the journey or improves but he doesn't... seriously, even tho this movie was free I still feel ripped off. just pass on this

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Jodi13
May 07, 2018

If you want to hear the internal dialogue of a mid-life crisis - here you go. If not, you probably want to pass on this.

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samjenks
Apr 10, 2018

Stiller's play this depressed husband/father. Because of his out of mind adventures the movie was a bust.

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rudpat
Mar 05, 2018

Worst movie nominee. Should be titled One guys journey of self pity accompanied by spoiled brat disrespectful son

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Daylight62
Feb 25, 2018

A man having a mid-life crisis by comparing his life to the perceived success of his college friends. I enjoyed this thought provoking movie.

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Miller1114
Feb 13, 2018

I watched this movie fully intending for it to improve. It never does. If you really want to know the definition of white skin privilege watch this movie. The main character, a 40 something white man, a man upset that his college buddies are making millions, a man who was able to afford to pay for college, is going on a college tour with his son, who he is paying to attend Harvard. Yeah. I really feel sorry for him.

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