Written February 06, 2016
I thought Admission would be more of a comedy, but, it was actually a heartfelt story.
I still enjoyed it. Tina Fey's always great, and it was a treat having Lily Tomlin play her mom.
Paul Rudd is always charming on screen. The young people were heartwarming. Good film
about the college admission process, and the politics. Also showed how the choice to have or not to have children is life-changing.
Written May 07, 2015
Review body (optional)
Written May 05, 2015
This is a modestly entertaining film with a basic formulaic screenplay. It's well executed and includes a surprisingly long over-due screen reappearance of Lily Tomlin. Sadly, Lily's character is unsubstantial and as a consequence, her performance here is little more than a cameo. While there's nothing much new here, the onscreen chemistry between Fey and Rudd is warm and believable. The story's a little weak but the total package is enjoyable enough to warrant a matinee ticket, even a DVD or steam rental. See it. You won't be disappointed.
Written March 30, 2013
Very clever movie that gets a little sappy towards the end. Lily Tomlin steals the show and Tina Fey continues to show how much talent she has. Very clever storyline. Anyone who graduated from Princeton should probably avoid this movie. Princeton comes across pretty badly in this film.
Written August 30, 2014
Tina Fey turns out to be a competent serious actress in addition to being able to do slapstick comedy. Perhaps I was in a bad mood when I walked in but I was expecting a lighter story with more laughs. At least that's what the trailers had led me to expect. Overall, not a bad way to spend 2 hours but I didn't walk away feeling better than I walked in.