Approved - Give love a chance

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German title Approved - Give love a chance
Original title Admission
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 2013
length 107 minutes
Age rating FSK 0
Director Paul Weitz
script Karen Croner
production Paul Weitz,
Scott Stuber ,
Ron Howard ,
Brian Grazer
music Stephen Trask
camera Declan Quinn
cut Joan Sobel

Approved - Give Love a Chance is an American romantic comedy directed by Paul Weitz from 2013. Tina Fey and Paul Rudd play the leading roles . The film was released in the United States and Canada on March 22, 2013. It is a film adaptation of the novel Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz.


Portia Frey has been the Princeton University admissions manager for 16 years . To do this, she attends an alternative high school where her former classmate John Pressman works. In doing so, she meets the unconventional student Jeremiah Balakian.

Back in college, Portia's longtime boyfriend Mark breaks up with her.

Portia was pregnant a long time ago and put the child up for adoption. After seeing Jeremiah's birth certificate, she is convinced it is her son. Jeremiah is a brilliant student, but his grades are so poor that he is unsuitable for a visit to Princeton. Knowing that Princeton fears a scandal, she manipulates the files to enable Jeremiah to visit. The manager notices this and demands that Portia resign.

She later learns that she was wrong. Due to a photocopying error, the birth certificate was wrong and she is not his biological mother. Portia then goes to the adoption agency to find her son. At the end she receives a letter in which her son informs her that he doesn't want to meet her yet. Then she decides to lead a life together with Pressman and her son.


The film is based on the novel Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz. It was shot on the campuses of Princeton University and Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. The trailer was released on November 20, 2012. The film was released on February 13, 2014 on DVD in Germany.


Admission received mixed reviews. Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 38% rating based on 143 reviews. The main actors are praised and the script is criticized. Metacritic gives an average score of 48% on 39 reviews.

The film service criticizes that "the satirical potential of the material [...] in the sentimental novel adaptation, which wants to be a romantic comedy at any cost, [does] not come into play" and considers the film "despite a competent cast" to be "only moderate funny and [...] ultimately unsatisfactory. "

Individual evidence

  1. Release Certificate for Approved - Give Love a Chance . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , December 2013 (PDF; test number: 142 434 V).
  2. Tina Fey, Paul Rudd 'Admission' trailer released - watch | Film & TV News . In: NME.Com . November 16, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  3. 'Admission' Trailer: Tina Fey & Paul Rudd Go Back To School (VIDEO) . In: Huffington Post . November 16, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  4. 'Admission' Trailer: Tina Fey And Paul Rudd, Together At Last . In: . November 16, 2012. Archived from the original on February 11, 2013. Retrieved on February 2, 2013.
  5. Phil Plait: Admission trailer: Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are going to Princeton. (VIDEO) . In: . November 16, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  6. Martin Griff / The Times: Tina Fey, Paul Rudd movie 'Admission' to film scenes at Princeton University . In: . Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  7. Admission - Official Trailer . In: YouTube . November 20, 2012. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  8. ^ Admission (2013) . In: Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  9. Admission . In: Metacritic . CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 4, 2013.
  10. Approved - Give love a chance. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed February 22, 2020 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 

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