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Film Review: Brad’s Status

Reviewed by Lee Hill

Ben Stiller is Brad Sloan, a Generation Xer suffering from a serious case of mid-life crisis blues. On the surface, Brad seems to have a pretty good life in suburban Sacramento. He is married to an attractive loving wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer) works in the California state legislature, while Brad runs a small NGO that links worthy charities to philanthropists. Their only child, Troy (Austin Abrams), is a promising musician with high school grades that make him Ivy League material. Yet Brad feels increasingly like a failure; eclipsed by his college pals from Tufts, who have achieved fame, wealth, power and fantastic sex lives.

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