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ADMISSION

Unabashedly, if it weren’t for Sarah Palin I might not have known of Tina Fey, until her recent film career; spending most of my waking hours in darkened theatres, leaves skimpy, and extremely precious moments for television; admittedly, almost shamefully, I confess to never having seen “Saturday Night Live” or “30 Rock”; at this stage it is difficult to see Tina Fey without being reminded of the ex-vice- presidential contender.

Undoubtedly, Ms. Fey has numerable talents, scores of admirers and comedic genius; but “Admission” is bereft of her skills; hugely disappointing, catatonically boring, sinking rapidly from the sophomoric to the remedial level.  As an admissions officer at Princeton University (totally befuddled as to why Princeton would lend its name to this superficial sludge) “Portia”, (bludgeoning Shakespearian reference), (Ms. Fey), must separate the gifted from the gifted; so benign, bland, thinly depicted are the applicants, administrators, one has to wonder about the educational experience of all involved in the production of “Admission”.

The embryonic crux of the scenario; the purgatorial process, of getting a child, at any age, into a private school, could have been riveting fodder for film attendees; instead we are fed a pablum of pedestrian platitudes.

Cringingly embarrassing, is Lily Tomlin’s portrayal of Portia’s mother; a relic from Woodstock, Haight- Ashbury, proponent of free love, unaware of Portia’s father’s name.

Paul Rudd as “John” the head of an alternate high school; saves “Admission” from a starless obituary with a likeable, genuine performance of a man imbued with kindness, righteousness.

Ponderously exiting, knowing that “I wasted time, and now doth time waste me”; longing for the squandered minutes; “Will Shakespeare” would relate to my conundrum and encourage all audiences to avoid, flee from this inauspicious drudgery.

ONE STAR!

For Now………..Peneflix

Unabashedly, if it weren’t for Sarah Palin I might not have known of Tina Fey, until her recent film career; spending most of my waking hours in darkened theatres, leaves skimpy, and extremely precious moments for television; admittedly, almost shamefully, I confess to never having seen “Saturday Night Live” or “30 Rock”; at this stage …

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  1. I was never tempted to see this, Penelope, because I do watch some bits of television, including seeing the unavoidable and stultifying trailers for this sludge…speaking of which – did you manage to avoid the forthcoming attractions with all the films you see ?

    I’m sorry two hours were ripped from the hourglass of your life, but I do thank you for your always entertaining writing, often bringing me to audible laughter when you excoriate some piece of trite nonsense such as this… I’m going to use the phrase “embryonic crux”
    somehow – I like it.

    I suggest that when you go out to the movies, you more often arrive after the shameless
    cross-promotional advertisements of how Coca_Cola and joining the ARMY builds a greater America …
    and arrive just in time for the trailers. That will save you years of productive living and thousands of dollars.

    Warmly

    Paul

    • ALWAYS APPRECIATE YOUR READERSHIP, COMMENTS AND INSIGHTS! ACTUALLY I BRING MY KINDLE FIRE TO EVERY FILM AND DO NOT SHUT IT OFF UNTIL THE TRAILERS ARE COMPLETE! ITS LIGHT SAVES MY SANITY!
      KEEP UP YOUR KEEN RESPONSES! THANK YOU! P.

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