Admission

2013

Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

196
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 38%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 33%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 30767

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Paul Rudd as John Pressman
Tina Fey as Portia Nathan
Nat Wolff as Jeremiah
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809.95 MB
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Stephen Bird 7 / 10

Only the best may enter

Good film that could've been majorly better, "Admission" is a sweet little rom-com with all the typical rom-com tropes, nothing surprised me with the story, it was very predictable and lacked any real twists, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing and doesn't make it poor or boring in any way.

Tina Fey has always been an actress I've admired ever since she started in the film business, granted she's no Meryl Streep or Audrey Hepburn, but there's a lot of untapped talent there, she deserves the chance at bigger roles like her co-star Paul Rudd did starring as the titular character in Ant Man. Rudd is a good actor and seems to thrive in these kind of films, Ant Man was probably punching above his weight somewhat, but throw him into a cheesy rom-com or general comedy film and he excels.

The one great annoyance I had with "Admission" was the ending, yes it was predictable but still had the potential to be so much better; personally I would have kept Jeremiah as her son, and along with John and young Nelson, they could've started a loving family together, that would've been so much sweeter and pretty much give the audience what they were begging for, sometimes the most obvious ending is the best option, as in this case.

I scored "Admission" quite high because I generally enjoyed it, it was a quaint little film that didn't ask too much from the audience, just sit back, switch your mind off and enjoy, maybe it didn't deserve being scored so high, it's actual score of 5.7 seemed appropriate, but I'm feeling generous and at least it put a smile on my face.

Reviewed by Paul Kydd 7 / 10

Admission ***½ (7/10)

Available on Blu-ray Disc (Region B)

USA 2013 English (Colour); Comedy/Drama/Romance (Focus/Depth of Field); 107 minutes (12 certificate)

Crew includes: Paul Weitz (Director); Karen Croner (Screenwriter, adapting Novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz ***½ [7/10]); Paul Weitz, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Andrew Miano (Producers); Caroline Baron (Executive Producer); Declan Quinn (Cinematographer); Sarah Knowles (Production Designer); Joan Sobel (Editor); Stephen Trask (Composer)

Cast includes: Tina Fey (Portia Nathan), Paul Rudd (John Pressman), Michael Sheen (Mark), Wallace Shawn (Clarence), Nat Wolff (Jeremiah Balakian), Lily Tomlin (Susannah Nathan), Gloria Reuben (Corinne), Olek Krupa (Vladimir Polokov), Sonya Walger (Helen), Christopher Evan Welch (Brandt), Travaris Meeks-Spears (Nelson Pressman)

"Let someone in."

A highly strung, Princeton admissions officer (Fey) meets, and subsequently does her utmost to support (breaking college rules), an exceptional but atypical applicant (Wolff) when she visits a new developmental school, whose altruistic head (Rudd) leads her to believe he may be the son she secretly gave up for adoption.

Great to see comedy legend Tomlin back on screen, firing on all cylinders as Fey's feminist, unconventional mum; comparative youngsters Fey and Rudd spark off one another nicely and are immensely likeable together (and apart), while a bearded Sheen steals a few scenes as Fey's unfaithful ex-partner-to-be.

Effectively adapted, to fit romcom requirements, from a much more expansive, literary source.

Blu-ray Extras: Featurette. **½ (5/10)

Reviewed by Saarah N 8 / 10

Entertaining

This film may not be of the best, but it does hit the second mark. It is moderately funny, not over the top. It has romance in it, but not to the point of it being cheesy. And, then there's how this film can be described to be quite serious but even so, there's still more to the story line. The cast was well chosen, and did a great job.

The four stars are only because I felt the ending came abruptly. There were so many loose ends that needed to be tied, I wanted more.

But I feel the story was good and the message that we only involve ourselves in a cause if it involves someone we love, or offers us something in return. I wasn't sure if this realisation was a good thing, or if it was to show how corrupt some systems can be, or even just that we as humans are selfish people. But then again, there's more to a film than the message it entails.

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