Directed by Paul Weitz and starring Paul Rudd, Tina Fey, Nat Wolff & Lily Tomlin Admission is an adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz’s novel of the same name.
The premise is about 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.
Review: Tina Fey’s character Portia is very interesting, her life is monotonous and predictable, she’s the opposite of her mom, who is brilliantly played by Lily Tomlin. Portia is almost obsessed by the idea of not turning into her free spirited mother, so she has one of those boring, perfectly controlled life, and it made for an interesting journey when everything started to crumble.
The movie is not as predictive as I expected it to be. It’s not the best movie ever but it has its charms, and feels very realistic at times. Obviously with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd there is some comic relief but giving the premise it would have been foolish to expect a full on comedy – that would have been a mistake – so the movie is a little bit of both a drama and a comedy with some romance thrown into it. It has a British feel to it but giving that it’s an American film it seems a bit off.
Admission is a quirky little film with a lot of charms and a British flair about it. I enjoyed it, what about you?