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Admission -- 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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Admission -- Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, who thinks that one of his most unconventional students 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.
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Writers (WGA):
Karen Croner (screenplay)
Jean Hanff Korelitz (based on the novel by)
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22 March 2013 (USA) See more »
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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Likable actors attempt to overcome the lack of jokes See more (89 total) »

Cast

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Tina Fey ... Portia Nathan

Ann Harada ... Mrs. Lafont

Ben Levin ... Junior Lafont

Dan Levy ... James (as Daniel Joseph Levy)
Maggie Keenan-Bolger ... Girl on Tour

Gloria Reuben ... Corinne

Paul Rudd ... John Pressman

Wallace Shawn ... Clarence
Elaine Kussack ... Abby

Christopher Evan Welch ... Brandt

Michael Genadry ... Ben

Juliet Brett ... Praying Applicant

John Brodsky ... Smug Kid

Camille Branton ... Gymnast

Sarita Choudhury ... Rachael

Michael Sheen ... Mark

Ken Barnett ... Admissions Counselor

Nat Wolff ... Jeremiah
Travis Bratten ... Quest Student

Tanisha Long ... Quest Student

Nadia Alexander ... Quest Student
Karen Pham ... Quest Student

Travaris Spears ... Nelson (as Travaris Meeks-Spears)

Lily Tomlin ... Susannah

Rob Campbell ... Richard

Sonya Walger ... Helen

Olek Krupa ... Polokov
Roby Sobieski ... Makeout Guy

Lauren Schaffel ... Student at Party (as Lauren Anne Schaffel)

Brian Charles Johnson ... Student at Party
Lipica Shah ... Student at Party

Jarod Einsohn ... Keg Guy
Caliaf St. Aubyn ... Keg Guy's Friend

Zita Geoffroy ... Tour Group Mom (as Zita-Ann Geoffrey)

Laura Jordan ... Woman
Sarah Quinn ... Young Mother
Jason Blaj ... Supermarket Kid

Zachary Unger ... Jeremiah - 8 Years Old
Lisa Emery ... Mrs. Pressman

Mihran Slougian ... Jeremiah's Dad

Lynne Taylor ... Jeremiah's Mom

Brian d'Arcy James ... Christopher Flynn
Leigha Hancock ... Yulia Karasov
David Simins ... A Capella Singer
Brad Wilson ... A Capella Singer
Ryan McCarty ... A Capella Singer
Krishna Choudhary ... A Capella Singer
Ricky Jones ... A Capella Singer
Thomas Merckens ... A Capella Singer
Alan Robert Southworth ... A Capella Singer
Chris Brownell ... A Capella Singer
Chris Palermo ... A Capella Singer
Anthony Capers ... Jeremiah's Buddy

Julia Faye Fisher ... Agency Receptionist

Gameela Wright ... Woman in Adoption Agency
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brendan Abbott ... Student in Dream (uncredited)

Ashlynn Alexander ... Sylvia Hadlock (uncredited)

James P. Anderson ... Baxter Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

Tina Benko ... Andrea (uncredited)

Paula Blum ... Office Administrator (uncredited)

Matthew Broadley ... Twin Brother (uncredited)
Sara Lorena Bruno ... (uncredited)

Michaela Bryce ... Princeton College Applicant (uncredited)
Katie Buenneke ... Dancing Quest Student (uncredited)
Ann Chow ... Beverly (uncredited)
Vanessa Coelho ... Quest Student (uncredited)

Alix Cross ... Quest School Student (uncredited)

Jonathon Culver ... Quest Student (uncredited)

Jeremy Frutkin ... Princeton Frat Boy (uncredited)

Giullian Yao Gioiello ... Princeton Applicant (uncredited)
Daniel Grote ... Princeton College Applicant (uncredited)
Brandon Lee Harris ... Office Assistant (uncredited)
Alice Litvak ... Twin Sister (uncredited)

Nicole Maggio ... Lacrosse Girl (uncredited)
Alexis Molnar ... Princeton College Applicant (uncredited)

Meaghan Monaghan ... Featured - Student (uncredited)

Rachel Moss ... Lacrosse Player (uncredited)
Asher Muldoon ... Nelson's Friend (uncredited)

Ismaelpeter Casillas Nelson ... Ismael Cow Milking Expert (uncredited)
Lindsey Ryan ... The Applying Student (uncredited)

Edward Sass III ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

Danielle Senk ... Lacrosse Player (uncredited)
Natasha Tax ... Prep School Girl (uncredited)

Barbara Vincent ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

Justice Winter ... Birthday Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Weitz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Karen Croner (screenplay by)

Jean Hanff Korelitz (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Dan Balgoyen .... co-producer
Caroline Baron .... executive producer
Kerry Kohansky-Roberts .... producer
Andrew Miano .... producer
Paul Weitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Trask 
 
Cinematography by
Declan Quinn (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Joan Sobel 
 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
 
Production Design by
Sarah Knowles 
 
Art Direction by
Doug Huszti 
 
Set Decoration by
Susan Perlman 
 
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Bayo .... hair stylist: Ms. Fey
Richard Dean .... makeup artist: Ms. Fey
Bonita DeHaven .... makeup artist: Ms. Tomlin
Jason Hayes .... hair department head
Mia Neal .... key hair stylist
Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson .... makeup department head (as Jenn Jorge Nelson)
Julie Teel .... key makeup artist
Marlene D. Williams .... hair stylist: Ms. Tomlin (as Marlene Williams)
David Kalahiki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Caroline Baron .... unit production manager
Jennifer Lane .... post-production supervisor
Holly S. Rymon .... unit production manager (as Holly Rymon)
Josh Rappaport .... post-production manager: Focus Features (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Christo Morse .... first assistant director
Greg Staley .... second second assistant director
Annie Tan .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Michael Acevedo .... head carpenter (as Mike Acevedo Jr.)
Joseph A. Alfieri Jr. .... construction coordinator (as Joe Alfieri Jr.)
Russell Berg .... set dresser
Chris Bertholf .... scenic
Dimitra Bixby .... set dresser
Liz Bonaventura .... scenic charge (as Elizabeth Bonaventura)
James Cappello .... construction
John Carambatos .... scenic industrial
Steve Cascarelli .... props
John K. Conway .... set dresser (as John Conway)
Tom Conway .... leadman
Catriona Crosby .... set dresser
Jamel Daniels .... set dresser
Amber Fleming-Shon .... camera scenic
Steve Fratianni .... key construction grip (as Steve Frattiani)
Kevin Gillespie .... scenic
Brian Hess .... set dresser
Tim Jackson .... greens
Derrick Kardos .... graphic designer
Jeannette Kim .... assistant art director
Imogen Lee .... assistant set decorator
Meghan Lowry .... set dresser
Roman Lystvak .... scenic
David Nickel .... graphic designer: titles, Deluxe NY
Geoffrey D. Pound .... construction (as Geoff Pound)
Michael Powsner .... assistant property master (as Mike Powsner)
Collin Quinlan .... shop electric
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... on-set dresser (as Tom Reeve)
Amy Safhay .... lead greensperson
Tafv Sampson .... art department production assistant
Theo Sena .... props
Stephen Siersema .... scenic
Kelly Solomon .... art department coordinator
Avery Sorrels .... art department production assistant
Patricia Sprott .... scenic (as Pat Sprott)
Melissa Stampley .... scenic
Roxy Toporowych .... set dresser (as Roksolana Toporowych)
Ryan Webb .... property master
Katya Blumenberg .... assistant art director (uncredited)
John W. Farraday .... set dresser (uncredited)
Eric Helmin .... additional graphic designer (uncredited)
Gavin Holmes Jr. .... construction grip (uncredited)
Robert Ludemann .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Shawn Mulligan .... construction grip (uncredited)
Dylan Jude Sheridan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Mark Tierney .... shop craftsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jamie Baker .... foley editor
Ron Bochar .... re-recording mixer
Ron Bochar .... supervising sound editor
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Kam Chan .... foley editor
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (as Marko Constanzo)
James Cruz .... mix technician (as Jimmy Cruz)
Kevin Falsey .... adr recordist
Jay Fisher .... adr mixer
Jeff Gomillion .... adr mixer
Ruth Hernandez .... adr editor
Paul Hsu .... sound effects editor
George A. Lara .... foley recordist (as George Lara)
Brendan Jamieson O'Brien .... boom operator (as Brendan O'Brien)
James David Redding III .... adr mixer: New York (as James Redding)
Philip Rogers .... adr recordist
Adam Sanchez .... cable person
Steve F.B. Smith .... sound consultant: Dolby
Sara Stern .... assistant sound editor
Paul Tirone .... adr recordist
Thomas Varga .... sound mixer (as Tom Varga)
Tim West .... adr mixer
Alexa Zimmerman .... dialogue editor
 
Special Effects by
Phillip Beck .... special effects supervisor (as Philip Beck)
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Igor Boshoer .... pipeline technical director: Method Studios
Cara Buckley .... head of production: Method Studios
Karl Coyner .... technical director: Method Studios, New York
Patrick DeVine .... digital compositor: Sixteen19 VFX
Aleksandar Djordjevic .... compositing supervisor: Method Studios
Lynzi Grant .... visual effects production coordinator: The Artery VFX
Alice Kahn .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Ariana Kolitsopoulos .... digital artist: The Artery VFX (as Ariana S. Kolitsopoulos)
Ryan Leonard .... digital artist: Method Studios
David Marte .... digital artist: Method Studios
Yfat Neev .... visual effects executive producer: The Artery VFX
David Piombino .... digital artist: Method Studios
Jim Rider .... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios
Vico Sharabani .... visual effects supervisor: The Artery VFX
Tal Shuv .... digital artist: The Artery VFX
Raven Sia .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Tim Buchanan .... stunts
Paul Bucossi .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator (as Pete Bucossi)
Chris Colombo .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Leigha Hancock .... stunt performer
Donald John Hewitt .... stunts (as Donald J. Hewitt)
Stephen Izzi .... stunts (as Steve Izzi)
Asa Liebmann .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Baccari .... best boy electrician (as Joe Baccati)
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Joe Belschner .... dolly grip
Hugo Bonilla .... lamp operator
Michael W. Brennan .... rigging electric (as Mike Brennan)
Luis Colon .... grip
Mike Delaney Jr. .... lamp operator
Kane Delaney .... lamp operator
Patrick Dolam .... rigging electric
James P. Dolan .... rigging gaffer (as J.P. Dolan)
Devin Donegan .... video assist
Jeffrey Dutemple .... camera operator: "b" camera
Willie Estrada .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Stanley Fernandez Jr. .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Stanley Fernandez)
Gavin Fernandez .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Rich Guinness III .... grip
Richard Guinness Jr. .... key grip (as Rich Guinness)
Matt Hedges .... camera production assistant
Bjorn G. Jackson .... digital imaging technician (as Bjorn Jackson)
Billy Kerwick .... key rigging grip (as Bill Kerwick)
Kevin Kerwick .... rigging grip
David Lee .... still photographer (as David C. Lee)
Michael Ludwig .... grip (as Mike Ludwig)
Nick Maczka .... grip (as Nick Macka)
Robert McGavin .... generator operator (as Bob McGavin)
John Mitchell .... generator operator: base camp
Jeff Panessa .... grip
Robbin Park .... best boy grip
Ronald Plant .... rigging grip (as Ronnie Plant)
Robert T. Prate .... best boy rigging grip (as Robert Prate)
Chris Primavera .... rigging grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... rigging best boy electric (as Mike Prisco)
Gerard Sava .... camera operator: "a" camera
Gerard Sava .... steadicam operator
Robert Sciretta .... gaffer
Sean Sciretta .... lamp operator
Debbie Stampfle .... second assistant camera: 'a' camera
Jared Sterner .... grip
Mark Stetz .... lamp operator
Rory Walsh .... rigging grip
David Knox .... director of photography: time lapse (uncredited)
Guillaume Renberg .... remote camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Allison Estrin .... casting associate: New York
Jason Harris .... adr voice casting: SpeakEasy ADR
Adam Jameborzorgi .... extras casting night assistant
Sondra James .... adr voice casting: SpeakEasy ADR
Brad Kenny .... extras casting manager
Lucy Pho .... extras casting: Central Casting
Adam Richards .... casting assistant
Roy A. SanFilipo .... extras casting assistant (as Roy San Filipo)
Jim Tierney .... extras casting night assistant
Michael Fredlund .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lindsey C. Brush .... costume coordinator (as Lindsey Brush)
Andrew Hudson .... costume assistant
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... wardrobe supervisor
Alethea McElroy .... costumer: Ms. Fey
Winsome G. McKoy .... key set costumer (as Winsome McKoy)
Tracy Nishimoto .... set costumer
Kathy Oberlin .... tailor (as Kathy Pritt Price)
Lee Purdy .... tailor
Elizabeth Shelton .... associate costume designer (as Liz Shelton)
 
Editorial Department
Emery Anderson .... workflow consultant: ETA Projects
Ben Baker .... digital dailies supervisor
Pete Conlin .... post-production
Olivia Davison .... post-production assistant
Christian G. Farfan .... conform editor (as Chris Farfan)
Joe Gawler .... supervising colorist
Roman Hankewycz .... associate colorist (as Roman Hankewicz)
Jonathan Hoffman .... post-production
Rhonda L. Moore .... digital intermediate producer (as Rhonda Moore)
Jeffrey Penman .... digital dailies operator (as Jeff Penman)
Carrie Puchkoff .... first assistant editor
Justin Staley .... digital dailies operator
John Tissavary .... conform editor
Zak Tucker .... supervising digital intermediate producer
Brian Boyd .... digital preview colorist (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Megan Foerster .... assistant location manager
Rob Herling .... location assistant
Ronnie Kupferwasser .... location manager
Mathew Noack .... location assistant
Ana Laura Pulido .... location coordinator (as Ana Pulido)
Daniel Tresca .... assistant location manager
Trish Gray .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Bateman .... orchestrator
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearances
Chad Birmingham .... music editor
Joseph Bonn .... musician: vocals
Linda Cohen .... music supervisor
Justin Craig .... musician: guitars, bass, drums and vocals
Justin Craig .... score mixer: Transylvania Park
Matt Duncan .... musician: saxophone and vocals
Andrew English .... musician: vocals
David Farris .... musician: drums and percussion (as Dave Farris)
Greg Hayes .... strings recorded and mixed by
Charles Martin Inouye .... preview music editor
Ben Sollee .... musician: cello
Stephen Trask .... musician: piano and vocals
E. Gedney Webb .... supervising music editor
 
Transportation Department
Charles Bennis .... transportation co-captain
Dan Buckman .... driver
David Buckman .... driver
Jim Buckman .... transportation captain
Katiana Noel .... dot compliance
 
Other crew
Richard Alfieri .... chef
John Alfred .... finance executive
Kimberly Behzadi .... set production assistant
Adam Bennett .... studio teacher
Laura Lynn Berrios .... stand-in (as Laura Berrios)
Franny Bohar .... set production assistant
George Brassey .... set production assistant (as George 'Tex' Brassey)
Jamie Buckner .... production coordinator
Maurice Cabrera .... parking coordinator
Harmoni Chinen .... legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Sara Clarke .... production secretary
Michael Coast .... set production assistant (as Mike Coast)
Danielle Conquy .... office production assistant
Abby Coon .... second assistant accountant
Stacy Dollarhide .... legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
John Edmundson .... assistant production coordinator
David Farr .... payroll accountant
Karin Farrell .... on-set tutoring: On Location Education
Savannah Freed .... office production assistant
Laurie Gershon .... product placement coordinator
Joyce Goldenbaum .... animals: All Star Animals
Bridget Gronotte .... set production assistant (as Bridget Siebert)
Steve Guilbaud .... production accountant
Chris Hadlock .... production executive
Brandon Heath .... stand-in
Jamie Horwitz .... first assistant accountant
Andrew Hudson .... set production assistant
Gina Ilardi .... legal services: Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Lindsay Johnstone .... chef
Tanisha Jones .... accounting clerk
Melissa Kalbfus .... script supervisor (as Melissa Kalbfus-Paliocha)
Louis Katz .... production physician (as Louis A. Katz)
Bobby Kennedy .... key set production assistant (as Robert Kennedy)
Ashley Kravitz .... clearance services
Joe Landry .... set production assistant
Daniel LaPook .... set production assistant
Yana Collins Lehman .... post-production accounting: Trevanna Post
Chris MacKenzie .... title designer: Deluxe NY
Liz Magee .... set production assistant
Sean W. Matthews .... office production assistant (as Sean Matthews)
Carol McConnaughey .... unit publicist
Caitlin McGuigan .... chef
Nicholas McManus .... set production assistant (as Nick McManus)
Pete Mecchio .... set medic
Katie Miervaldis .... assistant: Ms. Fey
Nick Noyes .... set production assistant
Maria Ryan .... assistant: Ms. Baron
Diana Salsone .... chef
Lindsay Schuster .... set production assistant
Kelsey Schuyler .... post-production accountant: Trevanna Post
Jay Scott .... stand-in
William Sepulveda .... craft service (as Will Sepulveda)
Gladys Silvera .... asset/gren manager
Lauren Tuck .... assistant: Mr. Miano
Eva Vedock .... craft service
Marissa Fiore .... production assistant (uncredited)
Matthew Gumley .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Brandon Lee Harris .... stand-in (uncredited)
Adam Levy .... set medic (uncredited)
Gary Martyn .... production coordinator: pre-production (uncredited)
Muriel Moraes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric Nelsen .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Peter Pamela Rose .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Constantine P. Stamos .... craft service (uncredited)
Eugene Stamos .... key craft service (uncredited)
Ryder Washburn .... armorer (uncredited)
Jamie H. Zelermyer .... production executive (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Eric Hamblin .... special thanks
David Kersey .... special thanks
Janet Rapelye .... special thanks
Lauren Ugorji .... special thanks
 

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Rated PG-13 for language and some sexual material
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USA:107 min
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Trivia:
Both Paul Rudd and Wallace Shawn were in Clueless.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Susannah is outside Portia's car at the beginning of the movie, Susannah's necklace jumps in and out of her bib overalls between shots.See more »
Quotes:
Portia Nathan:[to Susannah] What the hell, Mom? Put the gun down!See more »
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Soundtrack:
Make Your HeartSee more »

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39 out of 55 people found the following review useful.
Likable actors attempt to overcome the lack of jokes, 22 March 2013
Author: napierslogs from Ontario, Canada

"Admission" was billed as a comedy, too bad it's not. Even when we're introduced to Portia (Tina Fey), I still couldn't figure out what type of comedy they were going for. There just doesn't seem to be any inherent comedy in the university admission process. But when Portia accidentally kisses high school director John (Paul Rudd), it finally becomes clear that this is in fact a romantic comedy, a dramatic romantic comedy.

The actors were definitely in their element. Tina Fey's Portia was the professionally-minded business woman who only kind of wanted it all. She wanted a promotion at work and to read poetry in bed with her British boyfriend Mark (Michael Sheen). I know what you're thinking, the perfect 30 Rock reunion. But, no. Mark is not Wesley Snipes, and their relationship isn't hilariously bad, just sad. But then Paul Rudd enters the picture incorporating the best of a country bumpkin and a privileged rich kid. He was irresistibly charming with that dimpled smile and those sparkling green eyes.

There is a plot. John introduces Portia to her son whom she put up for adoption and who now wants to attend Princeton. Portia has to figure out if she's ready to be a mother and if Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) should be accepted into Princeton. It's not a bad story, just not a particularly funny one. The characters are all good characters so they hold our interest despite the lack of substance to the movie.

The laughs are hard to come by, but if you're thinking in terms of a dramatic romantic comedy, then that shouldn't be too surprising. The lack of laughs is a detriment to the comedy this supposedly is. But as I said, the characters and actors are good. And if you really connect to Portia's predicament, then we have a nice little mid-life crisis turned coming-of-age flick. But that's going to be a small audience. The actors luckily have fans, and deservedly so, they have arguably never been better on the big screen. Depending on your love for Rudd and Fey, "Admission" is probably best left on the wait list.

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