From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Brad’s Status
Ben Stiller, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson And Michael Sheen Star In The Hilarious And Emotionally-Rich Comedy Written And Directed By Mike White
“Pure Movie Magic” – Ben Dickinson, Elle
Certified Fresh On Rotten Tomatoes
Available On Digital December 19, 2017 And Blu-Ray™ And DVD January 2, 2018 From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Ben Stiller (Meet the Parents franchise) stars as a middle-aged, middle-class dad, on his journey of self-discovery in the genuine and quirky comedy Brad’s Status, coming to Digital on December 19, 2017 and Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on January 2, 2018, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Plagued by feelings of inadequacy in comparison to his overly successful college friends, Brad begins to doubt his own life’s choices and contributions, as his prodigy son explores the beginnings of his own. Brad’s Status on Blu-rayTM, DVD and Digital comes packed with bonus features that include commentary from the film’s stars and filmmakers as well as special behind-the-scenes footage.
Written and directed by Mike White (School of Rock), the film also stars Jenna Fischer (“The Office”), Luke Wilson (Old School), Michael Sheen (“Masters of Sex”), Jemaine Clement (Moana) and Austin Abrams (Paper Towns). Brad’s Status is a thoughtful examination of the complexities of getting older and handling others’ perceptions of self in the modernly connected world.
Ben Stiller stars as Brad whose satisfying career, sweet wife and comfortable life in suburban Sacramento aren’t quite what he imagined during his college glory days. When he accompanies his musical prodigy son on a university tour, he can’t help comparing his life with those of his four best college friends who seemingly have more wealthy and glamorous lives. But when circumstances force him to reconnect with his former friends, Brad begins to question whether he has really failed or if their lives are actually more flawed than they appear.
BONUS FEATURES on BLU-RAY™, DVD and digital
- A Look at Ben Stiller as Brad – Mike White and the cast talk about working with Ben Stiller and how he was able to channel Brad.
- A Culture of Comparing Ourselves – Mike White discusses the social pressures and behaviors that inspired the story.
- Mike White on Directing His Own Script – A look at why Mike White chose to direct his screenplay and how the cast benefited from the experience.
- The Story of Brad’s Status – An overview of the major themes and inspirations of the film.
Brad’s Status will be available on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital.
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FILMMAKERS:Cast: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson and Michael SheenCasting By: Meredith TuckerCostume Designer: Alex BovairdMusic By: Mark MothersbaughEditor: Heather PersonsProduction Designer: Richard HooverDirector of Photography: Xavier Grobet, ASCCo-Producers: Mark O’Connor, Dyland TarasonExecutive Producers: Mark Kamine, Sarah Esberg, Bruce Toll, Brad Pitt, Carla Hacken, John PenottiProduced By: Sidney Kimmel, David Bernad, Dede Gardner, Jeremy KleinerWritten and Directed By: Mike White
TECHNICAL INFORMATION BLU-RAY™:Street Date: January 2, 2018Copyright: Universal Pictures Home EntertainmentSelection Number: 25193711Layers: BD 50Aspect Ratio: 16:9 WidescreenRating: R for languageLanguages/Subtitles: English SDHSound: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1Run Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD:Street Date: January 2, 2018Copyright: Universal Pictures Home EntertainmentSelection Number: 25193712Layers: DVD 9Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic WidescreenRating: R for languageLanguages/Subtitles: English SDHSound: English Dolby Digital 5.1Run Time: 1 hour, 41 minutes