“You all want to know the secret formula for getting in. To do your job well, an admissions officer must be on the receiving end of an entire nation’s application panic, endure the frustration of all the parents who just realized there isn’t room for every organically fed, well tutored offspring. Of course everyone thinks we’re sadists, that we like saying no. We are in this job for one reason, to say yes.” – Portia Nathan
Number of Times Seen – 1 (28 Jun 2013)
Brief Synopsis – An Admissions officer in Princeton must try to stay impartial when she finds out that her son that she gave up for adoption is trying to get accepted.
My Take on it – I have always thought Tina Fey was really funny and in this movie she does a great job as a straight laced admissions worker who must deal with conflicts between work and her personal life.
Fey’s chemistry with Rudd is great and that is one of the best parts of this movie. There are a few funny lines, but all in all I would say that this movie falls more in the category of light drama than a comedy.
Bottom Line – Not so funny. Fey and Rudd are very likeable together, but the movie was just ok.
Rating – BAFTA worthy