(DVD - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3 stars out of 5.

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A Princeton admissions officer, Portia Nathan, 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.
Title: Admission
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: DVD release of the 2013 motion picture.
Based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz.
Originally released as part of a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack.
Bonus feature: Featurette.
Summary: A Princeton admissions officer, Portia Nathan, 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.
Audience: MPAA Rating PG-13 for language and some sexual material.
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Statement of Responsibility: Focus Features presents ; a Depth of Field production ; produced by Paul Weitz, Kerry Kohansky-Roberts, Andrew Miano ; screenplay by Karen Croner ; directed by Paul Weitz
Playtime: 014700
Credits: Music, Stephen Trask ; editor, Joan Sobel ; director of photography, Declan Quinn.
Performers: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Ann Harada, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn.
System Details: DVD ; anamorphic widescreen (2.40:1) presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Other Language: In English or dubbed Spanish, with optional subtitles in Spanish or French.
English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: College admission officers Drama. Universities and colleges Admission Drama. Princeton University Drama. Princeton (N.J.) Drama.
Genre/Form: Romantic comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Topical Term: College admission officers
Universities and colleges
Publisher No: 62124501
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Jul 28, 2014
  • 7duffy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Charming, entertaining movie. Amusing moments from Tina Fey & Paul Rudd. Something like a Rocky type movie, but not as dramatic and more of a "feel good". Nicely done. Great supporting cast, which includies Wallace Shawn & Lily Tomlin.

Jul 12, 2014
  • rslade rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

There's a bit of redemption and sweetness to the story, but nothing major.

Jul 03, 2014
  • modestgoddess rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I'm a Paul Rudd fan and a Tina Fey fan - I don't think either was used to full effect in this movie, but then, it was restrained/understated for the most part. Lily Tomlin played a character that was over the top, but even she kept it toned down. Nicely done, but nothing very special. You could watch it and you'd probably enjoy it; you could skip it and you wouldn't really be missing anything.

Jul 03, 2014
  • gurujr rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Not even Tina Fey could save this movie. You could smell the political correctness in the dialogue. When you try to mesh quirky humor, some romance and social commentary on college admissions and birth parents of adopted children you get an uneven mess which is what this was.

Apr 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

There were three or four stories in there: Admission process at Princeton, eccentric families, a love story, adopted children and their biological parents; mho is too busy to have done any of them well.

Mar 10, 2014
  • LaughingOne rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the film. It wasn't the expected comedy given that Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin were in it. But it was entertaining.

Feb 19, 2014
  • crankylibrarian rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Tina Fey is hilarious as a tightly wound Princteon admissions officer, romanced (perhaps for ulterior motives?) by Paul Rudd, dean of a crunchy granola alternative school. Funniest scenes are those of desperate high schoolers and parents who will do absolutely ANYTHING to get into an Ivy League college.

Feb 01, 2014
  • lasertravis rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Above average romantic dramedy. Sort of underachieves for the cast it has, but is a good option if you are forced to watch a chick flick. Unique story for this kind of movie. Ends well.

Dec 04, 2013
  • COURIER3 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.


Oct 29, 2013
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this was really good, I love Paul Rudd and Tina Fey is so funny in a subtle way. I thought it was pretty funny overall, some laugh out loud moments, but mostly it is very subtle. Lilly Tomlin is really good in this also. it was touching as well.

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Aug 16, 2013
  • green_alligator_2920 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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Apr 24, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Portia Nathan: You all want to know the secret formula for getting in. To do your job well, an admissions officer must be on the receiving end of an entire nation's application panic, endure the frustration of all the parents who just realized there isn't room for every organically-fed, well-tutored offspring. Of course everyone thinks we're sadists, that we like saying no. We are in this job for one reason, to say yes.


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