‘Sisters’ is raunchy, raw and rather entertaining

Given what we’ve seen Tina Fey and Amy Poehler accomplish over the past few years; given even a mediocre script, the expectation would be a funny film when the two are the leads in a project.  Sisters, a film from the very talented director of Pitch Perfect  (I’d have given it a better review than TailSlate’s other critic did) does a bit better than just funny.  Probably because screenwriter Paula Pell knows how to use both words and visuals to generate laughter.

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No need to apply early for ‘Admission’, wait for the DVD

Tina Fey and Paul Rudd get romantic in 'Admission'
Tina Fey and Paul Rudd get romantic in ‘Admission’

[rating=2]Starring:  Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Gloria Rueben, Wallace Shawn, Nat Wolff, Travaris Spears, Lily Tomlin and Michael Sheen
Writer(s):  Karen Croner (screenplay), Jean Hanff Korelitz
Director(s):  Paul Weitz

I’ve heard that the novel that was adapted into the film Admission is an excellent one.  Sadly, the same cannot be said for the adaptation.  “Portia Nathan” (Fey) is an admissions officer at Princeton who lives in a neatly ordered world.  She has the man she wants, the house she wants and the job she wants is just around the corner.  Her boss “Clarence” (Shawn) has announced he will be stepping down as Dean of Admissions at Princeton.  He tells Portia and “Corrine” (Reuben) that they are his two “stars” and he expect to see one of them in his office next year.

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