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Ben Stiller draws from his experiences as both a father and a son in two new character-driven films

Ben Stiller draws from his experiences as both a father and a son in two new character-driven films

In two movies this fall, Ben Stiller can be seen pushing himself in new directions as an actor, finding idiosyncratic, serio-comic tones to explore characters who find themselves in midlife crises and at crossroads perhaps not so far from where Stiller may currently also find himself.

In both “Brad’s Status” and “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected),” Stiller plays men at a moment of self-reflection and reassessment, taking stock of their lives. Both performances have a richness of character detail, a nuance of emotion and are shaded by subtle comedic underpinnings.

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