Saturday, March 23, 2013
Admissions: Accepted, Not Denied
Finally, a romantic comedy without Channing Tatum.
Finally, a romantic comedy that's funny.
Finally, a romantic comedy that's smart.
Which brings us to the question: Can Tina Fey do no wrong?
Here she's an admissions officer at Princeton University, holding the lives of college seniors in her capable, if neurotic, hands. Well, at least the folders that plead their cases for admission to the prestigious bastion of higher education.
She thinks her life is just peachy. Great job. Adorable bonsai tree. Significant other whom she's been living with for nearly a decade.
How wrong she is.
It takes Paul Rudd, the founder of an alternative school who's pushing for the admission of a rather unusual student, to open her eyes. And you'll be happy you are there to see her transformation.
Admissions is about more than one woman's wake-up call. Lots of laughs surround the absurdity of the system that measures the worth and worthiness of teenage college hopefuls. A system ripe for ridicule. And it's done so well here.
All this, plus Lily Tomlin.