2013 | Color | 1 Hr 47 Min | Comedy | PG-13 | Focus Features
Director: Paul Weitz
Karen Croner (screenplay by)
Jean Hanff Korelitz (based on the novel by)
American Pie director Paul Weitz takes on college and brings along Tina Fey with Paul Rudd. Will Admission get admited or will it be denied?
The movie takes a very interesting look into the life of a boring Administration officer at a big ivy league college. As we travel through Portia (Fey) life we really see how boring her life is. Then we meet John (Rudd) who seems to be a dream/drifter that does not know what he wants in life. Once they are air quotes "Together" the chemistry between the two get boring as well. Sadly the movie never really finds its feet and that was a shame with such a good cast.
I did enjoy Paul Rudd's performance but that is to be expected as I may have a little man crush on the guy. I mean come on he is great in Clueless but toss in Halloween The Curse of Michael Myers instant street cred! And as for Fay yeah she will always be easy on the eyes, they are both good in Admission just the story was blah. The two biggest surprises would have to be Lily Tomlin and Wallace Shawn. Tomlin played a wonderful hippy mother that just did not care about much. She was terrific every time she was on the screen to the point of being one of the strongest reasons to watch. And as for Shawn, he is just always a delight to watch.
Sorry, Mr. Rudd I still love you,
|2 Ninja Santa's out of 5|