Admission Movie Review

Hector Castillo, Staff Writer

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The movie Admission, which stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, was released on March 22, 2013. This movie follows the life of Portia Nathan, played by Tina Fey, who is an admissions officer at the prestigious Princeton University.

Portia Nathan’s life changes after she meets the zany and quirky principal of an experimental high school, John Pressman, who is portrayed by Paul Rudd. Pressman introduces Nathan to Jeremiah, a student at the school, played by Nat Wolff, and tells her that he thinks that Jeremiah is the son that she secretly gave up for adoption many years ago.

Although the plot is very interesting and captivating, a big problem with the movie is the directing and editing. Many of the scenes and dialogue in the movie were poorly directed and edited, possibly due to the low budget of the film. This decreased the quality of the otherwise excellent storyline and gave the impression that the movie was an independent effort.

However, I did enjoy the character development of the film. The characters felt real, with real hopes, fears, and quirks. Even though some characters were exaggerated at points, Admission drew an accurate picture of human feelings and emotions. This, along with the heartwarming ending and moral, left the viewer with a gratifying feeling.

I would recommend Admission to people who like comedies as well as dramatic movies, as there are many elements of both types of films in it. All in all, I give Admission three stars out of five for its appealing storyline and excellent character development, which is tempered only with its unsatisfactory directing and editing.

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