Getting In (1994)

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An attempted black comedy, Getting In endeavors to satirize the cut-throat competition surrounding the medical school admissions process -- a struggle that in this case literally turns deadly. Gabriel Higgs is an aspiring medical student, not out of a great dedication to his craft but due to pressure by his parents, who expect him to follow the long-standing family tradition of attending Johns Hopkins and embarking upon a prominent medical career. However, a poor showing in the admissions test and several other mishaps conspire to place Gabriel on the school's waiting list. Desperate to gain entrance to the school before being disinherited, Gabriel takes to bribing his fellow waiting-list candidates to ensure his admission. But when the students at the top of the waiting list start turning up dead in rather nasty ways, Gabriel finds himself in real trouble. He must discover who is committing these crimes before he is blamed -- or becomes the next victim himself. Easily forgettable, the film is mainly notable for featuring early performances by future television stars Matthew Perry and Calista Flockhart, and for being the directorial debut of Doug Liman, who would receive critical acclaim for his second film, Swingers.
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R
Genre:
Comedy , Mystery & Suspense
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Cast

Kristy Swanson
as Kirby Watts
Andrew McCarthy
as Rupert Grimm
Len Cariou
as Dr. Lionel Higgs/Dr. Ezekial Higgs
Matthew Perry
as Randall Burns
Christine Baranski
as Mrs. Margaret 'Maggie' Higgs
Calista Flockhart
as Amanda Morel
David Wood
as Lab Partner
Stephen Mailer
as Gabriel Higgs
Angela Jones
as Librarian
Bahni Turpin
as Valerie Bookbinder
George Lee
as Dr. Peters
Roy Lind
as Dean Stiller
Dorothy Brown
as Proctor
Rahni Turpin
as Valerie Bookbinder
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November 3, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Inventive direction, perfectly nuanced performances, and on-the-money gags make this a winner.

May 25, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

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September 19, 2002
rec.arts.movies.reviews

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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