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Admission (2013)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  22 March 2013 (USA)
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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.

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Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted -- but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having. Written by Focus Features

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,154,984 (USA) (22 March 2013)

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$18,004,225 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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The real Dean of Admissions from Princeton, Janet Lavin Rapelye, appears in a scene with Tina Fey. See more »

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When someone tells Jeremiah to tuck in his shirt he does, but it varies inconsistently between untucked and tucked-in in subsequent shots. See more »

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Susannah: Your... your lawn jockeys are outstanding.
Mrs. Pressman: Aren't they fun?
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References Thomas & Friends (1984) See more »

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2-Part Invention #1 in C. BWV 772
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Christy Carew
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Admission — Light comedy about one's options in life
16 April 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Admission will make any Tina Fey fan very happy. She's at her best, displaying her very unique style of comedy so well, that you'd think she wrote the script. Paul Rudd might not be at his greatest but he definitively plays his role well. Wallace Shawn is excellent as the dean of admission with just the right tone. Lily Tomlin is also very good, as a very unique mother.

Nice humor, nice pace, good ideas, and just a little silly.

The main drawback is that at time, it feels a bit light. Some of the plot items could have been delved a little more to get a better perspective.

Overall, it's nice entertainment.


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