“Admission” Movie Review – Zombie Style

I’m truly, madly, deeply in love with Tina Fey, so I knew I had to see Admission on the big screen. Usually I wait for this type of movie to come out on DVD, but I wasn’t patient enough to wait for Netflix. Admission is about a Princeton admissions officer who meets a teenager whom she may have given up for adoption eighteen years prior, and she becomes obsessed with getting her supposed son into Princeton. The movie wasn’t terribly exciting, but it was funny and heartwarming, and I really liked that the ending wasn’t perfect. Tina Fey and Paul Rudd made a great team, and I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes witty semi-romantic comedies.

Of course, if Admission was a zombie movie, it would have been much more thrilling. I went ahead and inserted zombies into the plot, and this is how I think it should have turned out:

Turn: I would have liked to see Clarence (played by Wallace Shawn) turn into a zombie. I loved, Loved, LOVED Wallace Shawn in The Princess Bride. He is a brilliant actor, and he would have been such an odd-looking zombie. He’s known for playing goofy characters, and his role as the head of admissions in this movie was no different. I would have loved to see Wallace Shawn shuffling around campus, biting all the Princeton kids. Inconceivable!

Get Eaten: I would have liked to watch Mark (played by Michael Sheen) get eaten by a zombie. Slowly. He did an amazing job of playing a total tool. He was in a long-term live-in relationship with Tina Fey, but he left her for a nasty woman. Anyone who wrongs Tina Fey deserves to get eaten by a zombie!

Kill: Naturally, I would have wanted the heroine, Portia (played by Tina Fey) to kill a zombie. As usual, the character she played was a lovably snarky, sarcastic woman with a big heart. If they had given Fey a gun and a mob of hungry zombies to kill, Admission would have been a perfect movie!

I give Admission 3.5 out of 5 brains.

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