Melissa Painter's Admissions begins when Evie (Lauren Ambrose), a teenager who has great difficulty doing what is expected of her, purposefully messes up interviews she has with a variety of universities. Her sister has developmental issues, but writes fabulous poetry. When Evie begins lying about her sister's creations, a series of unforeseen events affects the family, leading to the revelation of some family secrets.
as Evie Brighton
as Martha Brighton
as Emily Brighton
as Harry Brighton
as Harvard Interviewer
as Stewart Worthy
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Great story telling film, with a unexpected twist at the end. Ambrose does a wonderful job, so does Amy Madigan. This could have easily been trite..but this seemed like a great collborative effort.More
It starts off a little unsure of itself but gradually grows in confidence. This has a similar story but is superior to, and pre-dates, "Proof". There's a neat twist towards the end which actually enhances the story (rather than make you go, "hang on?", like lots of other movies do). A stellar performance from Lauren Ambrose, and Fran Kranz is also good. A very good way to spend 84 mins of your time. If you get the DVD, whatever you do, don't watch the trailer first, as it practically gives away every revelation.More
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