Written October 02, 2014
I thought this was a really cute movie! Parts of it had me laughing out loud, but I would not call it a comedy. Of course it is predictable, but most movies are. I left with a smile on my face!
Written June 11, 2013
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Written July 28, 2014
The characters were boring. I laughed 1.5 times. In fact, the most I laughed was during the previews when there was a trailer for Scary Movie 5.
Whomever green-lit this movie is a total moron. The only thing that makes me more upset than the $12 I wasted on this unfunny pile of awful filmmaking is that the movie has already extorted $15 Million from moviegoers.
If you want to see a funny, entertaining version of "Admission" with a lesson at the end you can cheer for, don't see "Admission", go see "Orange County", starring Jack Black, Colin Hanks, Ben Stiller, John LItgow and Catherine Ohara.
Written March 24, 2013
Considering the cast, there is pretty much no way that this movie could have bombed. That being said, this movie didn't know if it was a comedy, a drama, or a romance. There was a little bit of everything going on. The comedic parts were good, when the came up, but the rest was fairly flat. Strong comedic actors just shouldn't try romantic drama.
Written September 19, 2014
This movie works best as a 'getting into an Ivy League' satire. The scenes on the burned-out kids with their fat resumes, the over zealous parents and the secret, elitist admission meetings are all called out at good effect. I like Tina Fey who sort of reprises her TV persona, but smarter, and, as always, Paul Rudd is likable and sincere. They have good on screen chemistry--better than most of their pairings in other movies. The supporting cast, including Lilly Tomlin, is good. The adoptive mother subplot is a distraction and unnecessary; it would have been sufficient for Fey's character to just become more human in relation to the absurd admissions process. Definitely a movie worth 'matinee' prices!