Brad’s Status

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Director(s): Mike White
Production: Amazon Studios
  1 win & 2 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
71
Rotten Tomatoes:
82%
R
Year:
2017
102 min
$2,029,594
Website
471 Views


BRAD'S STATUS - Pink Revision - Sept. 29, 2016-Page 4

CONTINUED:
7

NARRATOR:

And Billy Werstler who had made

enough money from his tech start-upto retire in Maui before he was

even forty.

8 INT. BRAD’S BEDROOM - NIGHT 8

Brad grits his teeth, his mind reeling.

NARRATOR:

Everyone had won the lottery buthim. Bitter adrenaline pumpedthrough Brad’s body. He was never

going to get back to sleep.

9 INT. BRAD’S LIVING ROOM - DAY 9

Brad’s son, TROY, age six, is playing something for him on an

electric keyboard. Brad looks over at...

*

...THE TV - where Craig Fisher is being interviewed on a news

program.

NARRATOR:

He remembered the first time he’d

seen Craig Fisher being interviewedon TV.

ON BRAD - he stops listening to Troy and stares mesmerized atthe TV. He rises, pointing at Craig’s talking head.

NARRATOR:

The memory was like a cluster ofneedles in his heart. This wasn’t

a fleeting jealousy. It was pain.

It was real pain.

BRAD:

(calling toward kitchen)

Melanie!

CLOSER ON BRAD - as he digests this vision.

NARRATOR:

Why was it so painful?

wrong with him?

What was

BRAD'S STATUS - Blue Revision - Sept 26, 2016 -Page 5

10 INT. BRAD’S BEDROOM - NIGHT 10

Agitated and trying to get comfortable, Brad accidentallyswats Melanie in the face, waking her.

Brad!

MELANIE:

BRAD:

Shit, sorry.

MELANIE:

(half-asleep)

What the hell? You just hit me inthe face.

BRAD:

Sorry, sorry. I can’t sleep.

(beat)

How much do you think your parentshouse is worth?

MELANIE:

My parents’ house? I don’t know.

BRAD:

Like two million? Two and a half?

MELANIE:

I don’t know.

BRAD:

You’ve never thought about it?

MELANIE:

Not really.

BRAD:

(grabs his phone)

It’ll say on Zillow. *

MELANIE:

Why are you doing this? *

BRAD:

(types into phone)

It says 1.857. That seems low, no?

For Seattle? 4300 square feet.

Zillow is always low. I bet 2.5 at

least. Don’t you think?

*

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Mike White

Michael Christopher "Mike" White is an American writer, actor and producer for television and film and the winner of the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for Chuck & Buck. more…

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