Should've Been A Rental

By monstiles
Written March 24, 2013
This movie was okay and had a couple "giggle" moments. It was fairly predictable... Good date movie. I thought all the actors did a good job and was glad to see Lilly Tomlin (who did a great job).
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Satire/Rom-Com

By vakamalua
Written March 24, 2013
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!
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Delightful romantic comedy

By isastor
Written March 25, 2013
We enjoyed this show. It was a frothy, sweet romance which especially resonated because we've recently been through the admissions process with both our children. For anyone who's been anywhere near this process, this is a fun send-up. The chemistry between the two leads was charming.
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Not what I expected

By bougala
Written March 24, 2013
I thought it would be funnier. The story was weak and I don't think Tina Fey and Paul Rudd had any chemistry. In all it was more depressing than funny. LIly Tomlin's character was not likeable at all. All in all, I would not go see it. If you really want to see it....wait for the DVD.
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Go see this movie

By el guero
Written April 01, 2013
Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, and Lily Tomlin make this movie. The plot is a little simplistic but is brought to life in a very believable and poignant way by the terrific abilities of the cast. It would have been easy to allow a mid-movie slump by the slightly weak plot line but this never happened as each transition was made smoothly and effectively. Some very good comedic moments sprinkled throughout helped as well. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience and give it a strong thumbs up.
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