Friday, March 22, 2013

Movie Screening: Admission

Earlier in the month I was able to attend an advanced screening for "Admission". Once again I was able to attend as Press,  which meant that I received a complimentary pass to view the movie and give my thoughts on it all.

You can read about my first time Press experience with JAM here, but for this movie screening I went solo. It was kind of different since the last time since this screening was in the morning so the movie theater was basically empty. I, along with about 20 other critics, were escorted to the theater and it was definitely a different experience. This theater was smaller than the ones I'm used to. It was more like those home theaters you see in celebrity homes on TV with the plush seats. Well, before the movie started I was actually quite excited to see this movie since I'm already a fan of Tina Fey (20 Rock) and Paul Rudd (This is 40) movies. Their movies tend to be fairly comical and this was the first time they were on-screen together so I knew I'd be in for a belly of laughs.

Honestly, as a whole, the movie kind of dragged. I think that it was a little longer than necessary and although this movie is classified as the new comedy/drama, I feel that it was more drama than comedy. It still is a Tina Fey/Paul Rudd movie so there were definitely some funny parts thrown in there, but I think that Portia's (Tiny Fey) iconoclastic mother, Susannah (Lily Tomlin) took the cake. Lily Tomlin was hilarious in this movie and her character was perfect. I think that without Susannah, I'd probably drift off mid-movie. In my opinion, Admission wasn't Fey and Rudd's best movie to date but all in all it was decent. I'd give it 3 out of 5 stars.

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Admission is rated PG-13 and will open nationwide on Friday, March 22, 2013

What is your favorite Tina Fey or Paul Rudd movie?