It’s these thoughtful turns of plot that give Admission some actual heft. Lest it not live up to its light-hearted trailer, however, the story is chock full of humor, too. While it’s not the broad obvious laughs of something like Bridesmaids or even Fey’s starring turn in Baby Mama, the affable chemistry between the naturally funny Fey and Rudd still makes Admission a great date movie.

But for anyone who is up for something deeper than your basic boy-meets-girl, boy-loses-girl, boy-wins-back-girl-again-with-a-killer-pop-song-playing-in-the-background formula, Admission explores quite a bit of fascinating territory.


  • Violence: Only of a comedic nature.
  • Language/Profanity: A smattering of the usual profanity throughout including one use of fu—and instances where God’s name is misused. Some scatological humor when a cow gives birth.
  • Sex/Nudity: Portia’s mom is very free about her sexuality and makes several references to past lovers, anatomy and bodily functions. Post-sex, her mom talks about how her “body was rocked.” Portia and John sleep together twice, although nothing is shown but kissing.
  • Drugs/Alcohol: Social drinking

Christa Banister is an author and full-time freelancer writer, specializing in music, movies and books-related reviews and interviews and is the author of two novels, Around the World in 80 Dates and Blessed Are the Meddlers. Based in Dallas, Texas, she also weighs in on various aspects of pop culture on her personal blog.

Publication date: March 22, 2013