Posted by on April 12, 2013

Movie ReelAdmission is NOT a comedy.

I didn’t realize that when I went with my friend the other day. We were all set to laugh and escape for a little while, but that didn’t happen. Instead we got wrapped up in a drama.

A DRAMA.

It’s a stretch for me to go to a movie that’s not an action-adventure, sci-fi, or fantasy, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. So I thought a sweet romantic comedy would be a good place to start…I’m not so sure Admission qualifies as a romantic comedy. Drama with a little bit of romance would be a better description.

Don’t get me wrong, it was good. I’d give it a…”5”.

Tina Fey did a great job in what I’ve since found out was her dramatic debut. A lot of it was still Fey”esque”, even though I’ve never really seen her do anything other than part of the Oscars and some SNL skits, I could still spot some of her trademark deadpanning.

Paul Rudd’s not my favorite, but my friend thought he was the highlight of the film.

My favorite character was the guy who dumps Fey for “that Virginia Woolf scholar”. He played that part so well. Still makes me chuckle. I guess there was a funny part to the movie. It was hidden behind the “mother/daughter” drama (Tina Fey’s mom was played with flare by Lillie Tomlin), and the teen pregnancy drama, and the getting-your-kid-into-college drama, and the …. I better stop there. I don’t want to give anything away.

So it was nowhere near as good as People Like Us, but it was tons better than The Vow.

Now I think I’ve earned me a night of watching Return of the King, or Twilight, or Wanted, or any Die Hard movie except for third one, or some episodes of Firefly, or Matrix, or …..

 

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