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

Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.


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Jan 06, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Run-of-the-mill romantic comedy finds Tina Fey looking mostly bored.

Oct 06, 2014
  • whyisitso rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Decent romantic dramedy, but not nearly as good or as memorable as you would expect from a cast including Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and Lily Tomlin.

Aug 12, 2014
  • MummyMayEye rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I was expecting a funny movie. This definitely was not a funny movie. marketed as a comedy, the only funny character was Lily Tomlin's. What a let down for me, but if you want something to help you sleep, this is the movie for you!

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.

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Sep 02, 2014
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Aug 16, 2013
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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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