March 22nd 2013
  • Comedy/Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 107 min,
  • Focus Features
  • Cast: Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Tina Fey, Wallace Shawn, Sonya Walger, Lily Tomlin, Gloria Reuben, Nat Wolff, Tina Benko, Brian d'Arcy, Kelly Southerland, Barbara Vincent, Ben Levin, Dan Levy, Alex Hartman, Vanessa Coelho, Lauren Schaffel, Robert Sobieski, Michael Genadry, Sarah Quinn, Jeremy Frutkin, Travaris Spears, James P. Anderson, Alice Litvak, Alexis Molnar , Juliet Brett, Matthew Broadley, Ken Barnett
  • Director: Paul Weitz
  • Writers: Karen Croner, Jean Hanff Korelitz
  • Producers: Kerry Kohansky, Andrew Miano, Paul Weitz
  • Co Producer: Dan Balgoyen
  • Executive Producer: Caroline Baron
  • Castings: Kerry Barden, Paul Schnee
  • Costume Design: Aude Bronson-Howard
  • D.O.P.: Declan Quinn
  • Editor: Joan Sobel
  • Makeup: Jenn 'Jorge' Nelson
  • Music: Stephen Trask
  • Production Design: Sarah Knowles
  • Set Decoration: Susan Perlman


Tina Fey ("Date Night," "30 Rock") and Paul Rudd ("I Love You Man," "Knocked Up") star in Admission, the new film directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz ("About a Boy"), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted -- but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: New Jersey, USA; New York City, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Language and some sexual material
  • Production Budget: $13 million
  • Production Companies: Depth of Field
  • Production Schedule: May 2012 - July 2012

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Opening in March, this college-set tale stars Tina Fey as a college admissions officer, Paul Rudd as an alternative school principal, and Nat Wolff as the possible son Fey's character gave up years before. A recent trailer proved oddly flat, showcasing something trying to hit that pathos-laden drama with odd dashes of comedy territory that James L. Brooks mastered so well. Weisz scored a hit in that genre with "About a Boy," but even with this strong cast it doesn't look like this is quite up to the job."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 29 March 2013: Estonia
  • 4 April 2013: Greece
  • 5 April 2013: Iceland
  • 12 April 2013: Romania
  • 25 April 2013: Singapore
  • 16 May 2013: Portugal
  • 13 June 2013: Russia
  • 14 June 2013: Ireland, Turkey, UK
  • 19 June 2013: Belgium
  • 25 July 2013: Hungary