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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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... Portia Nathan
... Mrs. Lafont
... Junior Lafont
... James (as Daniel Joseph Levy)
Maggie Keenan-Bolger ... Girl on Tour
... Corinne
... John Pressman
... Clarence
Elaine Kussack ... Abby
... Brandt
... Ben
... Praying Applicant
... Smug Kid
... Gymnast
... Rachael
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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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Let someone in. See more »

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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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22 March 2013 (USA)  »

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A Seleção  »

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$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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The real Dean of Admissions from Princeton, Janet Lavin Rapelye, appears in a scene with Tina Fey. See more »

Goofs

When Portia falls asleep in her office and is awakened 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: [to Susannah] What the hell, Mom? Put the gun down!
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References Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) See more »

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(What I) Wouldn't Do
Written by Alison Sudol
Performed by A Fine Frenzy
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Good actors
23 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I love Tina Fey and Paul Rudd never gets old either (literally and metaphorically). The movie itself has quite a few flaws though. Never sure if it is a comedy or a drama. Walking that line was never going to be easy and it stumbles more than a few times. Tina and Paul do their best to keep it on tracks.

The kid actors are pretty decent, but don't have much to go through in their arks. Of course the movie is about lost love and about family in general. But even those things are not mixed in the right mixture. There is either too much of something or too little of another thing. A shame that the talent and the massive effort on Tinas part does not really get the movie it would deserve.


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