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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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A Seleção  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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Portia Nathan: You all want to know the secret formula for getting in. To do your job well, an admissions officer must be on the receiving end of an entire nation's application panic, endure the frustration of all the parents who just realized there isn't room for every organically-fed, well-tutored offspring. Of course everyone thinks we're sadists, that we like saying no. We are in this job for one reason, to say yes.
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Tigertown Blues
Written by Dick Armstrong
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Tina Fey and Paul Rudd and cast are nice surprises for their performances in the humorous drama Admission
28 August 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Okay, like some reviewers here, I watched Admission expecting a comedy, the kind Tina Fey and Paul Rudd usually are associated with but unlike some of them, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was more of a drama than a rom-com. I also liked Lily Tomlin's performance as Ms. Fey's mother especially when she's initially on screen. Actually, Ms. Fey is quite hilarious whenever she emphasizes her sad emotions for her benefit like when she's talking to her colleague-and rival for the dean's job-about her emotions. There's quite a lot of good scenes of both humor and drama abounding here. Really, all I'll say now is that I very much enjoyed watching Admission and I wouldn't mind seeing it again some other time in the future.


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