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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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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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Make Your Heart
Written by Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor
Performed by Azure Ray
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a pretty decent comedy/drama
13 July 2013 | by See 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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