Admissions 19 years old

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.


Admissions Cast

Name Character
Vernee Watson-Johnson She was 50, now 70 years old as Stanford Interviewer
Fran Kranz He was 23, now 43 years old as James Parks
Lauren Ambrose She was 26, now 46 years old as Evie Brighton
Christopher Lloyd He was 65, now 85 years old as Steward Worthy
Amy Madigan She was 54, now 73 years old as Martha Brighton
John Savage He was 55, now 74 years old as Harry Brighton
Scott Adsit He was 38, now 58 years old as Harvard Interviewer
Taylor Roberts She was 24, now 43 years old as Emily Brighton
Benjamin Pratt He was 344, 61 years old when he died as Dartmouth Interviewer
Taylor Roberts She was 24, now 43 years old as Emily Brighton

Admissions Crew

Name Department
Robert Frazen as Editor. He was 54 (now 74) years old Editing
Joyce Schweickert as Executive Producer. Production
Brian Presley as Executive Producer. He was 27 (now 46) years old Production
Melissa Painter as Director. Directing
Paul Ryan as Director of Photography. He was 34 (45) years old when He died Camera
Dawn O'Leary as Screenplay. Writing
Annette Vait as Producer. Production
Thomas Schobel as Original Music Composer. Sound
Vivian Baker as Makeup Department Head. Costume & Make-Up
Admissions poster
Admissions (19 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, October 16, 2004
  • Runtime: 84 minutes