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Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in this romantic comedy centred on the unexpected life changes that befall a priggish university admissions officer. Portia (Fey) maintains an outward veneer of calm and efficiency in the exalted position she holds, selecting the chosen few deemed suitable for Princeton University. But when she agrees to meet former college classmate John (Rudd) at his alternative-run school out in the sticks, her carefully constructed life begins to unravel. John believes that one of the gifted students that he's championing for Princeton, Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), is actually the child that Portia had adopted back in her college days. As Portia struggles with the ethics of helping to further Jeremiah's academic progress, a growing romance with John soon threatens to throw a spanner in the works of her hitherto orderly life.

Starring:
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Admission

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 47 minutes
Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd
Director Paul Weitz
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 3 January 2014
Main languages Spanish, English
Hearing impaired subtitles English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 47 minutes
Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd
Director Paul Weitz
Genres Comedy, Romance
Studio UNIVERSAL PICTURES
Rental release 3 January 2014
Main languages English

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Miss S. M. Hall on 2 Mar 2014
Format: Blu-ray
No I don't know either but they managed it some how. I love Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, chuck in a bit of Lily Tomlin and Michael Sheen and what have you got? A complete waste of talent, that's what.

The story starts slow and stays slow. There are some funny bits, some shiny bits of solo brilliance, but these aren't enough to hold the rest of the plot together. As usual anyone with a British accent is either bad or untrustworthy - and gosh isn't that film device a bit worn out now?

Anyway, this is a waste of good acting talent and that's a sad thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 July 2013
Format: DVD
Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is an honest aggressive admissions person for Princeton. The beginning of the film establishes her character and perfect life. She visits a school in New Hampshire, near where she was born, to make a presentation. Her reception was a bit unusual and at times confrontational. John Pressman (Paul Rudd) runs the school and wants one of his exceptional students, Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) to attend Princeton.

Portia's mother is played by Lily Tomlin, who I thought was dead because I don't watch a lot of TV shows. She proves to be quite the character, like something stolen from John Irving. It appears that Jeremiah may be Portia's biological son she gave up for adoption. This creates numerous humorous, "That was weird" moments as her life has just been turned inside out.

Perhaps the oddest thing about the film is that the writers seemed to have placed New Jersey and New Hamshire near each other as the characters are constantly and without much effort driving back and forth between the two, sometimes twice a day.

This is a romantic comedy with an emphasis on comedy. It is a feel good film, but not a tear jerker. A film Tina Fey can use on her resumé.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. No nudity. Off screen implied sex.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mummy spoon on 9 Jan 2014
Format: DVD
I thought admission would just be another comedy, nothing great, just a bit of fun, especially given the two main actors. Don't get me wrong I love Paul Rudd and Tina Fey, they just tend to be in a particular type of film, this was very different from what I was expecting.
I don't want to say too much about the plot as I could spoil it but I felt there was quite a heartfelt story and the setting was original and interesting.
I would recommend this to anyone who likes Tina Fey or Paul Rudd, don't expect big laughs though, It's deeper than that, though I did laugh out loud a few times.
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A really enjoyable film. I had to watch it in one sitting, which for me is the sign of a good story line as I wanted to see how it would unfold (although being a formulaic romcom I probably knew anyway). Tina Fey is not only a good actress and comedian but attractive to watch. A nicely done story, you won't be disappointed if you are looking for a typical film of this genre.
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By SOPHIA on 27 Jun 2014
Format: DVD
I was so looking forward to watching this but was let down! I couldn't even be bothered to watch til the end which is unfortunate as I really like these 2 actors a lot. However I will go and watch some 30 Rock and a couple of Paul Rudd movies to compensate and remind myself that they can be very funny, just not in this film.
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By Alice on 6 April 2014
Format: DVD
Was such a pleasant surprise to watch this, was hooked from the start! Would recommend it to any one who loves Tina Fey!
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I just love Tina Fey and she is good in this. Paul Rudd has not always excelled in some movies (This is 40!!) but is pretty good in this.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By K. Clarke on 17 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
I knew nothing about this film, only that it starred Tina Fey whom I love, but it turned out to be a wonderful surprise - an absolute gem from start to finish, with flawless performances from all the actors involved. Funny - and moving in parts, particularly the scenes with Portia's mother (an excellently, prickly portrayal by Lily Tomlin.) It didn't go in the obvious directions in could have done, but took some surprising twists and turns I found immensely satisfying, and the story ended on a nicely upbeat note. The mark of a good film is whether or not I care about what happens to the characters and I really did. Good writing, good acting, good story.

Highly recommended.
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