Admissions (2004)

PG 10/16/2004 (US) Drama 1h 24m
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A gifted high-school student flubs her college admissions interviews for the most unexpected reasons in this independent coming-of-age drama. Cynical, world-weary Evie is more interested in taking care of her family than getting into the Ivy League institutions for which she seems destined. Dad Harry spends all his time building model trains in the basement, while workaholic mom Martha depends on Evie to take care of her other daughter, developmentally challenged Emily. When she's not busy reading poetry to her sister Emily, Evie hangs out with James (Fran Kranz), the sensitive boy next door, whose romantic overtures prove too confusing to acknowledge. College also seems too daunting, so Evie deliberately blows one university interview after another in the hopes of staying at home as her sister's keeper. Meanwhile, Evie begins passing off her own poems as Emily's, fuelling the belief that her brain-damaged sister is actually a literary savant.

  1. Melissa Painter

    Director

  2. Dawn O'Leary

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lauren Ambrose

    Lauren Ambrose

    Evie Brighton

  2. Amy Madigan

    Amy Madigan

    Martha Brighton

  3. Christopher Lloyd

    Christopher Lloyd

    Steward Worthy

  4. Fran Kranz

    Fran Kranz

    James Parks

  5. Taylor Roberts

    Emily Brighton

  6. Taylor Roberts

    Emily Brighton

  7. Vernee Watson-Johnson

    Vernee Watson-Johnson

    Stanford Interviewer

  8. Benjamin Pratt

    Dartmouth Interviewer

  9. Scott Adsit

    Scott Adsit

    Harvard Interviewer

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Admissions

Status Released

Original Language English

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