Admission

2013

Comedy / Drama

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Tina Fey as Portia Nathan
Paul Rudd as John Pressman
Nat Wolff as Jeremiah
Gloria Reuben as Corinne
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PG-13
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1hr 47 min
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PG-13
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23.976 fps
1hr 47 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MissYumYumCoCo 8 / 10

Loved this movie! Not a comedy, but highly enjoyable

OK, let's get the bad stuff over. People say it's predictable. Yes and no...has enough surprises to keep you in your seat. People say it's not a comedy. Yeah, and your point? There are plenty of great movies that aren't laugh out loud funny. Lily Tomlin's character is a scream and very endearing. The comedy is subtle, so those wanting Tina Fey's SNL guffaws will be unhappy. People say it's not relevant since it deals with admissions at an elitist school. Huh? I guess Independence Day isn't relevant because we've never had invaders from outer space. The rest of the asinine comments I read here prior to seeing it aren't even worth debunking.

I really, really liked it. The interactions were believable and amusing. There were enough little off shoot subplots to keep me interested. And I'm pretty easily distracted and bored. I tend to get antsy and watch my watch if movies don't flow along at a good little clip.

It is not for young kids. They will be bored. It it not for the high action/adventure people. It is for folks who like an amusing story well told.

Reviewed by Catt Jones (cattjones@chixchatonfilm.com) 5 / 10

Not a Whole Lot of Laughs

For those of you who are thinking that this film is a comedy, you would be wrong. It is more of a drama with some funny moments thrown in (although I never laughed out loud; not even once). As a matter of fact, by the time the film was over I was actually feeling a little sad. The story centers on an admissions officer for Princeton University, Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) who is responsible for combing through thousands of submission requests and evaluating who should be allowed to attend this prestigious school. On top of that, the current dean of admissions is retiring and Portia and her rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben) are both up for the job. Gearing up for her annual recruiting trip, Portia is contacted by John Pressman (Paul Rudd) to come and check out his somewhat fundamental and "earthy" school. Upon arrival John tells Portia that he thinks that one of the kids in his school is actually the child that she gave up for adoption when she was in college. Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) has been a slacker most of his life, but it turns out that he is a natural genius and was just bored in school most of the time. He gets very interested in attending Princeton and so the story begins. The film started out mildly comical, but as the story went along it became more and more serious. The two characters that did add a little light-heartedness to the film were Susannah (Lily Tomlin) who is Portia's mother and an eccentric soul. She is not much into relationships of any kind whether it is a mother/daughter or a romantic relationship. The other character that I really liked was Nelson (Travaris Meeks-Spear) who is John's adopted son who is just looking to be normal and to not go gallivanting around the globe all the time with his father. I think the cast as a whole did a really good job and the story was not boring, but I think that billing it as a comedy was the wrong way to go. The story was a lot more serious than I expected it to be, so I think that as word gets out, this film may not do as well as expected. It was not a bad film, but I am not sure that it is worth the price of a ticket. I am giving this film an amber light.

Reviewed by napierslogs 6 / 10

Likable actors attempt to overcome the lack of jokes

"Admission" was billed as a comedy, too bad it's not. Even when we're introduced to Portia (Tina Fey), I still couldn't figure out what type of comedy they were going for. There just doesn't seem to be any inherent comedy in the university admission process. But when Portia accidentally kisses high school director John (Paul Rudd), it finally becomes clear that this is in fact a romantic comedy, a dramatic romantic comedy.

The actors were definitely in their element. Tina Fey's Portia was the professionally-minded business woman who only kind of wanted it all. She wanted a promotion at work and to read poetry in bed with her British boyfriend Mark (Michael Sheen). I know what you're thinking, the perfect 30 Rock reunion. But, no. Mark is not Wesley Snipes, and their relationship isn't hilariously bad, just sad. But then Paul Rudd enters the picture incorporating the best of a country bumpkin and a privileged rich kid. He was irresistibly charming with that dimpled smile and those sparkling green eyes.

There is a plot. John introduces Portia to her son whom she put up for adoption and who now wants to attend Princeton. Portia has to figure out if she's ready to be a mother and if Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) should be accepted into Princeton. It's not a bad story, just not a particularly funny one. The characters are all good characters so they hold our interest despite the lack of substance to the movie.

The laughs are hard to come by, but if you're thinking in terms of a dramatic romantic comedy, then that shouldn't be too surprising. The lack of laughs is a detriment to the comedy this supposedly is. But as I said, the characters and actors are good. And if you really connect to Portia's predicament, then we have a nice little mid-life crisis turned coming-of-age flick. But that's going to be a small audience. The actors luckily have fans, and deservedly so, they have arguably never been better on the big screen. Depending on your love for Rudd and Fey, "Admission" is probably best left on the wait list.

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