Trailer Alert: Brad’s Status
It’s been a tough couple of years for Ben Stiller. He lost his mother in May of 2015 and last month he and his wife, actress Christine Taylor, separated after 17 years of marriage. He’s 51 now, and after a career of comedies it seems like he might be settling into the semi serious middle aged role. He plays Brad Sloan in Brad’s Status, a 47 year old dad taking his son on a tour of colleges he’s hoping to be accepted to. Along the way he discovers he’s unfulfilled in his own life, especially after he meets up with some of his successful college buddies. It’s certainly not the most unique story in the world, but the cast is solid (Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement & Austin Abrams, who played that son of a bitch Ron in The Walking Dead). Brad’s Status opens in theaters September 15.