Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in Admission, the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (About a Boy, In Good Company), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Every spring, high school seniors anxiously await letters of college admission that will affirm and encourage their potential. At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands of applicants. Year in and year out, Portia has lived her life by the book, at work as well as at the home she shares with Princeton professor Mark (Michael Sheen). When Clarence (Wallace Shawn), the Dean of Admissions, announces his impending retirement, the likeliest candidates to succeed him are Portia and her office rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben). For Portia, however, it’s business as usual as she hits the road on her annual recruiting trip. (c) Focus
I really like Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. This is why I was interested in seeing Admission. These two are the reason to see the show. They acted very well together and had the best chemistry. Another stand out in the cast was Lily Tomlin as Portia’s mother, Susannah. Some of the funniest parts of the movie were when she and Tina Fey were acting opposite each other.
As for the plot of the movie, it is a pretty average tale. It is predictable with some great stand out comedic moments. One of the best part involves a cow giving birth. This part really gave me a good chuckle. This movie did have some great messages about being passionate about things in life and also the love that parents have for their children.
Overall, this movie had great acting but just an average story. If you are fans of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, you will probably want to see this one.
Admission is rated PG-13. It is now in theaters. For more information about Admission, you can go to Focus’s official website for the movie.