- 1 hr 47 min
Admission is a 2013 romantic comedy-drama film starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and Nat Wolff. Directed by Paul Weitz and written by Karen Croner, the movie is based on the novel of the same name by Jean Hanff Korelitz. Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a highly successful admissions officer at Princeton University, where she has worked for over a decade. She is passionate about her job, and as she travels across the country in search of the perfect candidates for the prestigious university, she thinks she has seen it all. However, her life takes a turn when she meets John Pressman (Paul Rudd), a former college classmate whom she hasn't seen in years.
John Pressman is the director of an alternative high school in rural New Hampshire. He is also the single father of a bright and talented student named Jeremiah (Nat Wolff). John convinces Portia to visit the school, claiming that one of his students may be the son that she gave up for adoption years ago. Although initially hesitant, Portia eventually agrees to visit the school to meet the student in question.
As Portia spends time at the unconventional school, she begins to see that not all the students fit into the traditional mold of what a successful college student looks like. She also starts to form a bond with John, which creates complications when her long-term partner back at Princeton is determined to take their relationship to the next level. Portia is torn between her obligations to her job, her loyalty to her partner, and her secret desire to be with John.
Meanwhile, Jeremiah becomes increasingly interested in attending Princeton, and Portia finds herself bending the rules to give him the best chance possible. However, when she discovers that he has fabricated parts of his application and has a difficult family background, Portia must weigh her ethics against her compassion.
As the deadline for admissions decisions approaches, Portia must navigate the tricky waters of family secrets, professional obligations, and personal desires. The film ultimately asks the question: what do we owe to our families and ourselves, and how do we balance those competing obligations?
Admission is a heartfelt and humorous exploration of the college admissions process, family dynamics, and the complexities of love and relationships. Tina Fey and Paul Rudd give outstanding performances as Portia and John, and Nat Wolff shines as the talented and troubled Jeremiah. The film is a must-see for anyone who has ever gone through the college application process or faced tough decisions about family and career.
Admission is a 2013 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 47 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 48.