Admissions (2011)


“May I give you a little piece of brotherly advice? Focus on the here and now.” – The Clerk

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Feb 2022)

Brief Synopsis – Three strangers show up in a mysterious room with a clerk and try to figure out how and why they are there.

My Take on it – Such a fascinating premise that works so well.

The story takes a known kind of situation and tries to play things out in an inevitable way that adds to the mystery of it all.

James Cromwell does a spectacular job in the role of the clerk and things come across so believably based on how calm and collective he is while seemingly just doing clerical work.

The simple story is able to bring up some very powerful philosophical questions that warrant some kind of response and this allows for the viewer to get such a poignant look at this kind of situation.

The dialogue is great and the characters use so much emotion delivering them that it adds so much to the realism of it all.

The film has a few twists and turns along the way that enhance things even more.

The short film is around 20 minutes, yet it still is so captivating to watch how things unfold.

The three additional actors bring lots of emotion and realism to their characters and that also adds to the realism of the story.

The way that certain parts are kept ambiguous works to this film’s favor and helps make it that much more enjoyable.

Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Winner of 8 Film festival awards for Short Narrative Film. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (9/10)

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