Wednesday, March 27, 2013

MINI-REVIEW: Admission


Tina Fey, Paul Rudd


March 22, 2013

Paul Weitz

Focus Features

1 hour 58 minutes



'Admission' is the type of movie that parents will want to take either their spouce or their college-enrolling son or daughter to see.  This film stars comedians Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, and it;s about a woman who is an admissions officer at Princeton University who visits a high school that may or may not have the son she gave up in college waiting to meet her.  The trailers for this film didn't do a lot for me in all honesty, so I just saw this out of boredom and the fact that the family was out of the house.  Low and behold, this movie was a lot better than one might expect it to be.  Sure the movie isn't perfect, but it is a very enjoyable dramady filled with enough laughs and heart to satisfy those going to college and those getting their children to go to college.

Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and especially Nat Wolff from the Nickelodeon show 'The Naked Brothers Band,' all deliver really solid performances.  Each character has their own shining moment in the movie, and it can either be hilarious or genuinely heartfelt.  The writing, while not perfect, does feature some genuine moments and feature some great moments of comedy in them.  Director Paul Weitz has crafted a smart and charming dramady that asks what you would do if that meant you could spend more time with your child.  This movie isn't perfect by any means, but it is a movie that will have you invested and relating to the characters in some shape or form.  'Admission' is one of those 2013 films that might be forgotten by the time December rolls around, but those who see it may enjoy it for what it's worth.  'Admission' gets a passing grade from this critic.


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