Theatrical Release: March 22, 2013


Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan 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. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, 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.

Dove Review

“Admission” centers around the college admission procedures at the prestigious Princeton University. This romantic comedy was moving at times and funny at times, but the story was slow most of the time. While Tina Fey and Paul Rudd play their parts extremely well, the film suffers from the tedious setups for all the sub-plots. The issues of raising children as a single parent and the choice of adoption are noble and the film could easily be interpreted as a pro-life movie. However, the language was so over the top which was a serious disappointment. In addition, the reoccurring theme of having sex with someone you just met prevents us from considering this a family film.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Couple kiss passionately twice; Implied sex between unmarried couples-3;
Language: F-1; S-2; Slang for male/female genitalia-3; H-7, A-5; D-4, GD-3; G/OMG-2; J-1; C*rist-1
Violence: Man hit in head with a soccer ball; Driver hits a car with minimal damage
Drugs: College kids at a party appear to all be drinking; Teen at the party doesn't appear to be drinking alcohol
Nudity: Cleavage; Couples in bed but nothing seen on-screen
Other: Two women have children out of wedlock, one raises her child, the other puts child up for adoption; Two boys are adopted; Woman hacks into a computer and changes records


Company: Focus Features
Writer: Karen Croner & Jean Hanff Korelitz
Director: Paul Weitz
Producer: Kerry Kohansky
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 117 min.
Starring: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff
Reviewer: Scott Rolfe