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.

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Mike White

Writer:

Mike White
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Brad Sloan
Austin Abrams ... Troy Sloan
Jenna Fischer ... Melanie Sloan
Michael Sheen ... Craig Fisher
Jemaine Clement ... Billy Wearslter
Luke Wilson ... Jason Hatfield
Shazi Raja ... Ananya
Luisa Lee ... Maya
Mike White ... Nick Pascale
Xavier Grobet ... Xavier
Adam Capriolo ... Chris Kanew
Felicia Shulman ... Cherie Parkinson
Jane Wheeler Jane Wheeler ... Harvard Mother
Karl Graboshas ... Admission Officer
Jon Bernad Jon Bernad ... Admissions Receptionist
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Storyline

Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) runs his own non-profit organization, and lives a comfortable life with his loving wife and son, but cannot help contemplating how his old friends Craig Fisher (Michael Sheen), Billy Wearslter (Jemaine Clement), Jason Hatfield (Luke Wilson), and Nick Pascale (Mike White) are rich and accomplished. Craig works in the White House and published a best-selling book; Jason owns a hedge fund firm; Billy sold a company he founded, moved to Maui, and retired; and Nick is a Hollywood director. Brad's wife, Melanie (Jenna Fischer), tries to comfort Brad, telling him that they do not need to compare themselves with the wealthiest 1%..

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The success you've been searching for may be right next to you.

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Comedy | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Director of Photography Xavier Grobet plays Nick's husband. See more »

Goofs

The license plate of the family Dodge is 5GY45R when they leave to the airport. However, when Melanie is ready to leave the airport the license plate shows 3GH43B. See more »

Quotes

Brad Sloan: I'm alive...
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Soul Sign Eight
Written and performed by Hampton Hawes
Courtesy of Concord Music Group, Inc.
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Mind's Status
7 November 2017 | by JithindurdenSee all my reviews

Brad is the type of guy who doesn't belong in any kind of social circle really. For some he is too low for their class, for others he is too high. While his problems are laughable compared to problems that are solved by the funds he raises, that doesn't make his problem mom existent. People generally tries to classify this type of films as futile attempts by privileged people. But human mind is always in a fight with itself to achieve more in life and whatever the world around is going about ultimately it's your mind that decides if you have failed yourself or not. Even though the film deals with familiar themes the script is powerful enough to keep you uncomfortable throughout the film. Ben Stiller again proves his best characters are dramatic roles with a light touch of comedy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$89,921, 17 September 2017

Gross USA:

$2,133,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,816,527
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2.00 : 1
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