Get admitted.

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)

Tina Fey
Paul Rudd, 
Nat Wolff
Lily Tomlin

A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.

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. 

Admissions does look good and has a nice simple feel to it, with a soundtrack that really fits the mood sadly could not save how I felt about the movie. A simple hour and a half dragged at times with little to no comic relief. If you are looking for a movie to keep you warm during the mega snow storm you may want to try something else.

Sorry, Mr. Rudd I still love you,

2 Ninja Santa's out of 5


  1. You left a comment about changing your blog format. What made you change it up? Are you enjoying it?

    1. I dont know why I change it just to give it a new look. I will change it every 6 months or so. Right now not so sure I like the colors or my new banner if it stays cold this weekend I might find more time to tweek my layout.

  2. I've never even HEARD of this movie! Did it go direct to video?

    1. No it was in the theaters and actually made money the only reason I own this movie would be dollar tree. Could not pass on it based on Rudd and Fey sadly I never heard of it as well until that day.


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