Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Admission: Movie based on the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz




My admission? Judging from reviews it's possible that Tina Fey isn't 
perfect. Even though she rocks it on 30 Rock, and along with Amy Poehler, reigned supreme at the Golden Globes, if you believe the critics, she can't save Admission, the movie based on Jean Hanff Korelitz book which comes out Friday. 
The Story:
From Library Journal
Nothing comes before Portia Nathan's job as an admissions officer at Princeton University. When Mark, her domestic partner of 16 years, moves in with his pregnant lover, Portia buries herself in the ever-growing stacks of admission applications; she's in deep denial, ignoring her answering machine, her personal mail, and even her hygiene. Months before Mark left her, Portia had a sudden dalliance with John, a teacher at the experimental Quest school she visited on a recruiting trip. When John comes to tour Princeton with some of his students, their arrival brings Portia back to reality as one student, a quirky, brilliant autodidact who badly wants to go to Princeton, tugs at her heartstrings. Korelitz's fourth novel (after The White Rose) vividly brings to life the incredible stress borne by admissions workers. Readers will experience the challenge of the admissions process at an Ivy League school, where every applicant tends toward the extraordinary. This engaging and surprisingly suspenseful novel is highly recommended for all public libraries.
—Keddy Ann Outlaw

The Movie Log Line: "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."

Tina Fey is Portia, the admissions officer, Paul Rudd is John, the love interest. It sounds like a movie romance made in comedy heaven to me but the critics say nay. I don't know though; these two are so popular will it matter at the box office? And they may be wrong. Check out the trailer below and see what you think. That's Lily Tomlin playing Fey's mother! Cute enough imho.

Check out the rest of this years Movies Based on Books 2013.



1 comment:

  1. I've liked the previews. I think I'd see it.

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