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Admission (2013)

 -  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)

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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 »

Goofs

In the scene where Portia falls asleep in her office and is awoken by her boss knocking on the door (interrupting her dream about Jeremiah), she awakens with tousled hair and a "denied" stamp imprinted on her cheek. Her mascara is still in place, but when she opens the door to talk to her boss, the mascara on her right eye is running. Then, in the next shot (right after she closes the door) her mascara is not running or smudged and is intact again. 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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Shine Right Through
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Loved this movie! Not a comedy, but highly enjoyable
6 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, let's get the bad stuff over. People say it's predictable. Yes and no...has enough surprises to keep you in your seat. People say it's not a comedy. Yeah, and your point? There are plenty of great movies that aren't laugh out loud funny. Lily Tomlin's character is a scream and very endearing. The comedy is subtle, so those wanting Tina Fey's SNL guffaws will be unhappy. People say it's not relevant since it deals with admissions at an elitist school. Huh? I guess Independence Day isn't relevant because we've never had invaders from outer space. The rest of the asinine comments I read here prior to seeing it aren't even worth debunking.

I really, really liked it. The interactions were believable and amusing. There were enough little off shoot subplots to keep me interested. And I'm pretty easily distracted and bored. I tend to get antsy and watch my watch if movies don't flow along at a good little clip.

It is not for young kids. They will be bored. It it not for the high action/adventure people. It is for folks who like an amusing story well told.


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