Admissions

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Admissions Review


Some kids are so disaffected that they can't even be bothered to take their college admissions interviews seriously. Oh, they can fill out the paperwork, but ask them to answer a question about what they want to be when they grow up, and they'll sabatoge it.

Lauren Ambrose stars in this strange and often baffling story of a girl, her mentally disabled sister, and a mother who ignores the former and dotes on the latter. Faced with going to college, Admissions tells us that Lauren shouldn't care because mom (Amy Madigan) doesn't care about Lauren. Admittedly, mom could give the redhead a little more face time, but she truly does have her hands full dealing with the other one (Taylor Roberts -- who gives the least believable "special" performance in history).

As the film careens into a bizarre third act -- which finds Roberts invited to recite her poetry on TV, which turns out to be written by Ambrose (!!!!) -- we've long since given up on caring about poor Lauren's college ambitions.



Admissions

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In Theaters: Tuesday 6th June 2006

Distributed by: Sundance Channel Home Entertainment

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

IMDB: 6.3 / 10

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Producer:

Starring: as Evie Brighton, as Martha Brighton, as Steward Worthy, as James Parks, as Emily Brighton, as Emily Brighton, as Stanford Interviewer, Benjamin Pratt as Dartmouth Interviewer, as Harvard Interviewer, as Harry Brighton

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