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Movie review

Cast makes ‘Admission’ likable, but story earns an average grade

Tina Fey stars as Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan and Paul Rudd plays high school teacher John Pressman, who might share a common link in “Admission.” (David Lee/Focus Features)
Tina Fey stars as Princeton admissions officer Portia Nathan and Paul Rudd plays high school teacher John Pressman, who might share a common link in “Admission.” (David Lee/Focus Features)
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Tina Fey makes funny TV shows, funny movies and funny books. Director Paul Weitz often goes for something beyond funny — emotional stories of parents and children trying to puzzle out something beyond flesh and blood that bonds them. She did “30 Rock” and “Date Night.” He did “About a Boy” and “Being Flynn.” And somewhere on the uncertain ground between the two is “Admission.” It’s a romantic comedy — of sorts — about a ...

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