'Admission' -- 2 1/2 stars

<b>PG-13; 1:50 running time</b><Br><br>
The challenge for Fey and Rudd in "Admission" is in finding a looser, more sincere quality, suited to a seriocomic (and ultimately flawed) fable of privilege and the privileged few. The story begins with Portia Nathan, the Fey character, explaining in voice-over the heartbreak and satisfaction of what she goes through with each new admissions process. She lays out the acceptable platitudes she conveys to fretful parents and their high-achieving offspring taking the latest Princeton applicants tour. "If this is the right place for you," she says, fully aware of the implicit lie, "this is the place you'll end up." -- Michael Phillips<br><br><a href=http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/sc-mov-admission-movie-review-20130321,0,480650.column>Read the full "Admission" movie review</a>

( March 21, 2013 )

PG-13; 1:50 running time

The challenge for Fey and Rudd in "Admission" is in finding a looser, more sincere quality, suited to a seriocomic (and ultimately flawed) fable of privilege and the privileged few. The story begins with Portia Nathan, the Fey character, explaining in voice-over the heartbreak and satisfaction of what she goes through with each new admissions process. She lays out the acceptable platitudes she conveys to fretful parents and their high-achieving offspring taking the latest Princeton applicants tour. "If this is the right place for you," she says, fully aware of the implicit lie, "this is the place you'll end up." -- Michael Phillips

Read the full "Admission" movie review

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