A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
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Definitely much better and more interesting than I expected. Its humor is low-key and it's quite sweet. Some decently shining moments from Tina Fey and Paul Rudd- otherwise, it's a fairly simple watch with a unique perspective on its world.
Based solely on the trailer alone, I thought for sure that Admission would have been funnier than it turned out to be. Sure, it had its moments that got me to chuckle, but the story really focused more on the goal of a brilliant autodidact named Jeremiah and his plight -- along with Tina Fey's pushing -- to succeed in being admitted to Princeton. A heartwarming film that deserves at least one or two views.
Having her life in control, promotion just at arms reach all comes tumbling down when she believes that this teen could very well be her son. Believing that he is, she tries to create a bond and really get to know him. Only to realize that in fact it wasn't. But she had already felt this sort of motherly love for him. How does one reverse that feeling towards someone?