When straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) pays a recruiting visit to an alternative high school, she receives some news that catches her way off-guard. John Pressman (Paul Rudd), head of the school and Portia's former college classmate, has surmised that his student, Jeremiah, is the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption. Portia puts her career at risk by bending the rules for Jeremiah but also discovers a life and romance she never imagined.
Release Date: March 22, 2013
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This show was not like anything the advertisements made me believe it was. The relationship between Paul Rudd and Tina Fey was not exactly inspiring material, and though the show builds on the premise of believing in others, the morale of the story doesn't sink in because of how slow and unfunny the show actually is. Parents should be aware that there is some profanity, including a fairly out of place and unnecessary F bomb, as well as some implied sexual activity (you don't see anything happen). Overall, I walked away from the show feeling uninspired and grateful that I had waited for Redbox to see it so that I could multitask. In my opinion, its a snoozer.August 24th, 2013 · Details
I barely made it through this one awake, I like both Paul Rudd and Tina Fey but this movie just lacks the comedy that these two should be holding a standard too.September 9th, 2013 · Details
Admission is a quiet comedy with few laugh-out-loud moments, but it‚Äôs almost always engaging thanks to the intelligence of Fey and sincerity of Rudd. The movie doesn‚Äôt go for the cheap laughs, instead focusing on characters, relationships, and an intriguing look at the behind-the-scenes world of academics. Admission doesn‚Äôt ace the advanced placement tests, but its essay is solid and its resume stands tall as well... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full reviewAugust 7th, 2013 · Details
The cutthroat and often baffling process of getting into the elite school of one's choice should lend itself to comedic exploitation of the highest grade. Unfortunately, Admission (* *1/2 out of four; rated PG-13; opens Friday nationwide) settles for being a genial, predictable and ultimately forgettable romantic comedy... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
This romantic comedy was moving at times and funny at times, but the story was slow most of the time. While Tina Fey and Paul Rudd play their parts extremely well, the film suffers from the tedious setups for all the sub-plots. The issues of raising children as a single parent and the choice of adoption are noble and the film could easily be interpreted as a pro-life movie. However, the language was so over the top which was a serious disappointment. In addition, the reoccurring theme of having sex with someone you just met prevents us from considering this a family film... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
The hallowed halls of Princeton University provide the setting for much of the low-key romantic comedy "Admission" (Focus). While knowledge may abound on that institution's real-life campus, wisdom seems to be in short supply around its fictional counterpart, at least if the life of this slow-paced film's heroine is any gauge... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd seem perfect for each other. The characters they play in this movie are not as persuasive... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
There have been so many shrill, dumb, rinky-dink romantic comedies that it's easy to feel downright grateful when a smart, non-cheesy one comes along. Admission, a likably breezy campus movie directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy), is blissfully non-insulting. The film is set at Princeton University, and Karen Croner's screenplay, which is based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel, crackles with the sound of very clever people trying to outtalk each other ‚Äî an all too rare and happy thing to encounter in a Hollywood movie... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review
Unless you‚Äôve got Tiger stripes coursing through your veins, how much interest will you have a in film that makes it seem like getting into Princeton is second only to gaining admission into heaven? Are we really supposed to feel bad for the 17-year-old who doesn‚Äôt get into Princeton and instead has to ‚Äúsettle‚Äù for Duke or Michigan? This is hardly ‚ÄúLean on Me‚Äù territory... See Full ReviewClick here to read the full review