As a big fan of both Paul Rudd and Tina Fey, I had high hopes for Admission. Rudd has slowly moved from reliable second banana to being a consistently funny actor who can carry a movie on his own. While Fey has yet to have that one big movie hit, her 30 Rock was one of the funniest shows on television for many years. With those two as the leads and a stellar supporting cast, this movie should have been a slam dunk. Unfortunately, the script isn't as strong as the cast.
Fey stars as Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at Princeton. Her carefully structured life is disrupted by the abrupt departure of her longtime boyfriend (Michael Sheen in a small, but funny part) and the intrusion of John Pressman (Rudd), who wants her to meet one of his students, who he believes is the son Portia gave up for adoption many years ago.
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