“Admission”March 31st, 2013 at 10:49 am by Sy Becker under A Look at the Movies
Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Lily Tomlin
Nowadays dumb comedies are a dime a dozen. However, “Admission” is the kind of sharp, intelligent funny film we don’t see very often.
Tina Fey plays a frustrated, Princeton University Admissions officer whose insecure and very picky about prospective students.
Paul Rudd’s the mentor to a remarkable young man who may or may not be Princeton material.
Rudd spends the movie selling himself as Fey’s soul mate as much as he tries to get this hard nosed admissions officer to appreciate his protégé’s finer points.
After much persuasion and delightfully amusing dialogue, Fey finally becomes a true believer. Fey and Rudd give inspired performances bolstered by their sparking repartee. They’re in their element and they play it to the hilt.
And just when you think “Admission” can’t get much better, Lily Tomlin returns to the big screen with a flourish, as Fey’s highly opinionated and frequently aggravating Mom.
You’ll chuckle, you’ll smile, you’ll care about the characters. You’ll get your money’s worth.
“Admission” lets you in on a charming comedy that hits home with 3 stars.
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are Hollywood’s most likable romantic team specializing in high comedy.