So yesterday I went to see Admission by Paul Weitz based on the book of the same name by Jean Hanff. I’m going to give my opinion in two different perspectives, one as a big Tina Fey fan and the other as a fan of cinema.
As a Tina Fey fan (saying that I actually met her), I went to the movies pretending that I haven’t read the book. Tina surprised me, I never imagined seing her in a film like this, it’s more drama than comedy and also her character and Paul’s suddenly get the rush to sleep with each other, thing that it didn’t see it coming from Tina. Also I was surprised that her character loves dogs and in real life she doesn’t like them that much, mainly because she’s allergic. I didn’t think that her and Paul have that much chemistry but she gaves a performance where you can see that she loves Paul’s character.
As a lover of cinema, the movie wasn’t the big thing, they changed a lot of things from the book, such as the ending, also the book has no comedy at all and I would rated R. I think that since they had Tina as a cast member, they wanted to put comedy in the scenes that were becoming way to dramatic, but I think that they shouldn’t have done that, they should have given Tina time to shine as an actress, to show her talent. there were some scenes where it was her time to cry like a baby and they have to ruin it with someone rushing in and making or saying something funny.
Also they put a lot of scenes that weren’t even necessary and others that don’t match the style of the film. The performances weren’t the best, I admire Tina because she did a great job switching from comedy to drama and trying to cry a lot, but sometimes I felt that she should have cry more and be more depressed, her life literally goes down a cliff. Lily Tomlin was really funny and I almost cried when they had a huge fight almost at the end. On the book, Michael Sheen’s character is a really important character and on the film he is only filling scenes trying to make them funny because they are becoming to dramatic. Paul Rudd was charming, he plays the nice man that we all want to end with Portia.
I was a bit disappointed that they change the ending, in the book we don’t know if Jeremiah is Portia’s son and it was so heartbreaking to know that after all Portia did for Jeremiah, he is not her son.
I would definitely recommend the movie, I think that the few jokes that it has were hilarious and if you haven’t read the book, you would definitely want to know if he’s Portia’s son or not and you would like to hear the story of what made her give him up for adoption. If you want to go to the movies with your parents, this is the movie to watch. Romantic, funny, heartbreaking, a movie that shows that no matter what, if we are going through some though time, life has to go on.
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