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½ July 2, 2015
Directed by Paul Weitz and staring Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, Nat Wolff & Lily Tomlin Admission is an adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel of the same name.

The premise is about a Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

Review: Tina Fey's character Portia is very interesting, her life is monotonous and predictable, she's the opposite of her mom, who is brilliantly played by Lily Tomlin. Portia is almost obsessed by the idea of not turning into her free spirited mother, so she has one of those boring, perfectly controlled life, and it made for an interesting journey when everything started to crumble.

The movie is not as predictive as I expected it to be. It's not the best movie ever but it has its charms, and feels very realistic at times. Obviously with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd there is some comic relief but giving the premise it would have been foolish to expect a full on comedy - that would have been a mistake - so the movie is a little bit of both a drama and a comedy with some romance thrown into it. It has a British feel to it but giving that it's an American film it seems a bit off.

Admission is a quirky little film with a lot of charms and a British flair about it. I enjoyed it. @wornoutspines
½ June 28, 2015
Why Tina? This is not your movie. And Paul Rudd. I can never understand his appeal.
June 15, 2015
Watched this after seeing Lily Tomlin in GRANDMA. This is charming. Script had misses. I'm really starting to love Paul Weitz. This might have been better had he adapted the book.
April 17, 2015
Has its moments and demonstrates excellent acting by Fey
½ April 1, 2015
Saw this movie with a family friend. She didn't like it but I loved it. Paul Rudd is someone who i have always loved (Since Friends) and still do now. He is so cute. Tina and Paul did well
½ March 23, 2015
There are about 5 loose ends they forgot to tie up...
½ March 1, 2015
An ok movie. Got off to a weird start but finished strong starting in the middle. It had its moments.
February 25, 2015
Fine drama come comedy,
January 30, 2015
It was a good a movie loved it enjoyed it
January 28, 2015
A forgetable entry into the filmographies of these likable leads.
January 26, 2015
Not a very compelling story and mediocre performances even by Tina Fey.
January 26, 2015
Definitely not the best of Tina Fey's work. The movie is caught between the line of drama and comedy and it fails at both.
January 24, 2015
Portia Nathan has been an Admissions worker for Princeton for 16 years and has a chance to become the president of admissions. Things get hectic when she discovers she has a son that she did not know about and he wants to get into Princeton. Admission just overall is missing some structure to be a good movie. Each character has some good moments, but nothing great, and overall this movie just falls short of being any good. Rudd and Fey had little chemistry and being fans of either unfortunately wont be enough to make it worth watching this.
½ January 11, 2015
For a romantic comedy, there's not a lot of comedy here. The main actors are charming but the relationships are not interesting enough to invest in.
January 10, 2015
Cute, but underwhelming.
½ January 10, 2015
Really refreshingly sweet movie with just the right amount of humor, drama and optimism. But also a realistic outcome where not all goes to plan.
½ January 7, 2015
Pretty bad movie. Admission wastes its likable leads on a poor script, and a slow, predictable, unfunny movie. There are chuckles to be had here and there, but overall, it's uninvolving and clichà (C)d.
½ January 6, 2015
Sorry, Tina , but it was boring
January 4, 2015
Some laughs. Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are likable enough but the third act kind of ruins the movie.
January 4, 2015
Meh. What a waste of funny, talented actors.
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