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Year: 2013 
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Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1 (Scope) 
Certificate: BBFC 12A Cert – Under 12s admitted only with an adult 
Subtitles: This film is not expected to be subtitled, though this cannot be guaranteed. 
Directed by Paul Weitz 
Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd  
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Admission follows the story of Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), an admissions tutor for Princeton University. After signing herself up to visit a slightly different school on a recruitment drive, she is introduced to quirky Jeremiah Balakian (Nat Wolff), an incredibly bright student with the right SAT scores but an awful academic track record. As emotions begin to cloud her judgement, Portia forms an attachment with Jeremiah, trying her best to push him through the cut-throat Princeton system even though his is a poor application. To make her situation more complicated, she has to juggle her feelings for John Pressman (Paul Rudd), the principal and old college classmate that introduced her to Jeremiah.

Admission is a romantic comedy-drama based on the novel of the same name by Jean Hanff Korelitz. This adaptation by Karen Croner and directed Paul Weitz (Little Fockers, About a Boy) is guaranteed to have you following the twists and turns of the strong cast of lead characters, ensuring you have a good laugh along the way. Fey, best known for her role in 30 Rock, settles into the role extremely well, demonstrating great onscreen chemistry with Rudd (I Love You, Man).

Though Admission is underlined by some serious ideas about life, relationships and growing up, Croner and Weitz keep it as a light watch with a warm feel thanks to the cast, notably Fey and Rudd, who are always a pleasure to watch.

Sam Kidman

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Screenings of this film:

2013/2014 Autumn Term (digital)