Admission Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Admission

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Infrequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    General admission.

  • Starring:

    Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn, Lily Tomlin, Michael Sheen, Olek Krupa, Sonya Walger

  • Directed by:

    Paul Weitz

  • Running time:

    107 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    A rifle is fired in threat. Arguing, yelling. Killing oneself mentioned (hypothetical). Objects are smashed. People are ejected through a trap-door in the floor.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Details of one-night stands discussed. College pregnancy discussed. Kissing, flirting, infidelity, fondling. A woman learns her husband's girlfriend is pregnant. Couple seen beneath sheets. A man and a woman bathe separately in a communal shower (no nudity). Sexual activity is alluded to.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Underage drinking (implied). Getting stoned mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, name-calling, slang terms for female and male genitalia. Mocking and accusatory insults. Religious references and exclamations. Anti-black, anti-female, anti-gay mentioned. Racial references.

  • THEMES:

    College applications, Ivy League, admissions processing, rivalry, adoption, teamwork, romance, infidelity, mother-daughter relationships, single-parenting, relationship breakdown, repressed anger.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Estranged/unknown father discussed. Mother and uncle killed in car accident, dead father, murdered mother mentioned. An animal gives birth. ADD, bipolar, boob job, mastectomy, mother in psychiatric ward, rectal cancer, fear of heights mentioned. Cows, horses, dogs, doves. Sick dog, pigs mentioned. Steak, roast chicken eaten. Vomiting.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Breezy. Fun performance from Lily Tomlin. Interesting plot twists.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Humourless, implausible, unconvincing, sloppily sentimental, formulaic, padded, foolish. No chemistry between leads. Weak production values, mundane script.

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