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03.21.2013 – “Admission” is a romantic comedy film which stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd which is directed by Paul Weitz known for co-directing the original American Pie and solely directing Little Fockers.

The premise about a story of an admission officer caught off-guard making a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate. Who eventually encouraging his gifted yet very unconventional student to enroll at Princeton University where in-between finding the life and love she never dreamed of having.

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Paul Rudd (“Knocked Up,” “Role Models”) stars in Focus Features’ new drama comedy “Admission” as the head of an alternative high school who ultimately teaches a Princeton admissions officer a thing or two about life. Both humorous and human, Rudd brings to his character the exquisite niceness he has refined in his many comedy roles.

Based on the 2009 bestselling novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz, “Admission” revolves around straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) who lives by the book, both at work and at home.

For the filmmakers, the role of John Pressman called for an actor who could hold his own opposite Fey.

Producer Andrew Miano notes, “Paul Rudd was the ideal actor because he is so versatile; he goes from indie films to laugh-out-loud popular comedies to edgy stage work.”

Producer Kerry Kohansky-Roberts adds, “When they were at school together at Dartmouth, John perhaps had a crush on Portia. She’s taught herself to forget a lot of what went on for her there. Now, though, there’s a spark between them as John wants Portia to make the maternal connection with Jeremiah. We knew that Paul Rudd partnering on-screen with Tina Fey could make these emotional sea changes persuasive.”

Fey and Rudd clicked comically. As Rudd explains, “Tina and I had done some sketch comedy on Saturday Night Live, but working with her starring in a movie was amazing; she had such a handle on the part of Portia. Coming into this, you know Tina is going to be funny, but she deflects all of her jokes. She’s not schtick-y; that’s not her style. Instead, she plays into what’s funny in the situation and the character, making sure that the humor emerges naturally.”

In many ways, Rudd’s description of Fey perfectly mirrors his own approach. By sharing a very natural sense of humor, both actors were able to tell a story that is at once funny and filled with emotional depth.

“Before filming, [director] Paul Weitz and I had met to talk about who Pressman was – including things that weren’t necessarily in the script, like his history with Portia as he would remember it,” shares Rudd. “In speaking with Paul, I knew this was a character I wanted to play.”

“Admission” will be shown exclusively at Ayala Malls Cinemas starting March 22, 2013 the same opening day as the US. Moviegoers can catch the film at Glorietta 4, Greenbelt 3, Trinoma, Alabang Town Center and Market! Market!

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