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In Brad's Status, a father (Ben Stiller, right) takes his son (Austin Abrams) on a college tour and starts thinking about his own college friends, who are much more successful that he is. Jonathan Wenk/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Director Mike White Unpacks The Impulse To Compare In 'Brad's Status'

In White's new film, a father starts to experience status anxiety while taking his son on a college tour. White says it's a universal situation, "but it's definitely a waste of time and energy."

In Brad's Status, a father (Ben Stiller, right) takes his son (Austin Abrams) on a college tour and starts thinking about his own college friends, who are much more successful that he is. Jonathan Wenk/Amazon Studios hide caption

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Director Mike White Unpacks The Impulse To Compare In 'Brad's Status'

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