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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.

Director:

Paul Weitz

Writers:

Karen Croner (screenplay by), Jean Hanff Korelitz (based on the novel by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Portia Nathan
Ann Harada ... Mrs. Lafont
Ben Levin ... Junior Lafont
Dan Levy ... James (as Daniel Joseph Levy)
Maggie Keenan-Bolger Maggie Keenan-Bolger ... Girl on Tour
Gloria Reuben ... Corinne
Paul Rudd ... John Pressman
Wallace Shawn ... Clarence
Elaine Kussack Elaine Kussack ... Abby
Christopher Evan Welch ... Brandt
Michael Genadry ... Ben
Juliet Brett ... Praying Applicant
John Brodsky ... Smug Kid
Camille Branton Camille Branton ... Gymnast
Sarita Choudhury ... Rachael
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Storyline

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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Let someone in. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Seleção See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,154,984, 24 March 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,004,225, 2 June 2013
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Both Paul Rudd and Wallace Shawn were in Clueless. See more »

Goofs

When Mark is reading the book of poetry in bed the book is open at different places in every shot. See more »

Quotes

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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References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

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Shapiro, The Kid
Written by David Torn
Performed by David Torn
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a pretty decent comedy/drama
13 July 2013 | by googoojiSee all my reviews

i actually do think that the film was more of a drama than a comedy. it was surely not the type of the film i expected before i watched it. Since it had Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, i surely expected the film to be either similar to Date Night or This is 40. But the film was quite different from those two in a good way. it was such a joy to see both of Fey and Rudd acting in a more drama- like comedy without all of the exaggerating acting. Although for me it did seem that Tina Fey's performance was a bit constrained it was still quite nice to see her portray a role which was just a normal person which we encounter every day around us. Paul Rudd also gave a quite lovely and warm performance in portraying his character. The film was not a crazy comedy full of jokes, but rather it was a decent more drama-like film which encouraged people to start taking responsibility for what they do and have done.


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