Admission [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (41 out of 49)

Special Features


  • Early admission with Tina Fey & Paul Rudd

Synopsis


Admission
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd star in director Chris Weitz's comedy about an uptight Princeton admissions officer who encounters a teenage prodigy who may be her long lost son while recruiting students from an alternative high school. Years ago, Portia Nathan (Fey) quietly placed her newborn son up for adoption. These days, she's got a great career recruiting students for Princeton University. Then, one day, Portia receives an unexpected call from her free-spirited college classmate John Pressman (Rudd). John runs an alternative high school that's home to some very gifted student. One such student is Jeremiah (Nat Wolff). John believes that Jeremiah could be the son that Portia gave up for adoption back in her youth. Meanwhile, as Portia puts her career in jeopardy by altering Jeremiah's transcript, an unexpected romance begins to blossom. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tina Fey
    Tina Fey - Portia Nathan
  • Paul Rudd
    Paul Rudd - John Pressman
  • Nat Wolff
    Nat Wolff - Jeremiah
  • Michael Sheen
    Michael Sheen - Mark
  • Wallace Shawn
    Wallace Shawn - Clarence



Customer rating

4.1
84%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Admission will make you laugh and cry, more crying

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    Anne
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    While Tina Fey does a lot of comedy, this movie isn't quite the comedy you're expecting. It's got plenty of funny moments, but it's definitely more of a drama than not. Fey portrays Portia who is an admission officer at Princeton. She's been doing the same thing for years, living with the same guy for years, and trying to make some connection to her mother for years. Portia's world gets curve after curve- her boss is retiring- with the possibility of making her the new boss, her 'love life' is falling apart, and well her mother is still her wary to connect mother- and then John (Rudd) introduces her to a young graduate from an alternate school to be/Princeton hopeful that he believes to be her son. Portia struggles with that reality and with John's persistence that the student is made for Princeton, as well as developing feelings for John. ( I won't give anything else away from there) The movie may be slow at times but it's well worth it. The DVD itself isn't filled with much extra. There's a 12 minute 'behind-the-scenes' 'preview', called "Early Admission with Tina Fey & Paul Rudd' which has other cast and crew members in it as well. The only other bonus to the DVD is some previews for other DVDs/shows/movies. Set up includes English and Spanish spoken language, and English, Spanish, and French subtitles. I have a tendency to collect all the DVDs that I can, so I need the DVD regardless of the features. However if you're someone who doesn't collect DVDs or needs a bunch of bonus features this DVD probably isn't for you. (Although I do recommend the movie regardless!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Movie was poorly marketed, okay for dramedy

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    GypsyAce
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    Admission was a really solid movie that didn't know what it wanted to be. Instead of trusting the source material (i.e. the superior novel on which it was based), the movie tried to go the Rom-Com route and pretty much failed. That said, if you have a child applying to college (or - better yet - who has recently applied and already been accepted somewhere), this is a perfect send-up of the admissions process: the good, the bad and the ugly. The Quest school kids are great, as is Lily Tomlin as Tina Fey's mom. Even the admissions selections scenes (with Wallace Shawn) are delightful. If the film had hewed closer to the book and just really looked at the inherent drama of getting into a school like Princeton, it would have been a four-star film for sure. Definitely worth a watch on DVD. Only one "making of" extra, which was very good but left me wanting to know more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good date movie!

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    DaveZula
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    Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are always likeable in any role, and this is no exception. Truly original in premise, (I don't think I've ever seen a movie about a college admissions officer reconnecting with a son she's never met) however, the romantic subplot proves a bit predictable. Still this is a very enjoyable, smart, and funny film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun romantic comedy

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    movieman234
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    Fey and Rudd are well cast, making for a fun romantic comedy. Nothing revolutionary as it stays very much within the defined lines of the genre, but still enjoyable. Nice choice when you are looking for a light movie for a night in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Simple but entertaining movie.

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    KMSENT
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    This movie didn't win any awards, but if you looking for a simple entertaining movie give this one a chance. I bought it on sale for $1.99 from Best Buy, if it was $9.99 I probably would have waited.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    For a quiet night with the wife

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    Trashman
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    Make the bowl of popcorn, get out the wine or whatever is your pleasure, and then sit down to cuddle with your wife (or girlfriend) for this movie. Sure to get you chick flick credits!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie, highly recommend it!

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    GoldenKat
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    If you are in the mood to just smile and feel good, this movie is for you! This is a cleverly done film that is touching, heart-felt and over all a fun film for anyone who likes to smile.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie with Good Actors

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    MikeF777
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    I expected a little better movie when I picked up Admission. Some top name actors, but nothing special about it. It should have been funnier considering it had Paul Rudd and Tina Fey.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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