Admission

  • 12
  • Paul Weitz (2013)
  • US
  • 102 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

Three years after Date Night, between writing and starring in 30 Rock and Saturday Night Live, comedian Tina Fey finds time to venture back onto the big screen. This time, though, it hardly seems worth the bother. She plays Portia, an admissions officer at an Ivy League university who gets all in a twist with her ethics and emotions when she discovers that one of the high-school students she must vet for entry could be the son she secretly gave up for adoption. Her performance is fine and there's quality support from Paul Rudd as the headmaster with a special interest in the case - and in Portia. Lily Tomlin and Michael Sheen also help anchor the story, but it eventually slips between the cracks of comedy and drama by trying to do too much. There are chuckles and moving moments, just not enough of them. For writer/director Paul Weitz (the man behind About a Boy) it's a case of must do better.

Plot Summary

Comedy starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

Cast and crew

Cast

Portia Nathan
Tina Fey
John Pressman
Paul Rudd
Mark
Michael Sheen
Clarence
Wallace Shawn
Jeremiah
Nat Wolff
Corinne
Gloria Reuben
Nelson
Travaris Spears
Susannah
Lily Tomlin
Helen
Sonya Walger
Christopher Flynn
Brian d'Arcy James

Crew

Director
Paul Weitz

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Universal
Guidance: 
Swearing, sexual references.
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 14 Jun 2013
Certificate 12
Distributor:
Universal Pictures UK
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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