In the movies, college always looks like nothing but fun and games – once you get in, that is. And getting in remains a preoccupation of both middle-class moviegoers and the filmmakers who cater to them.
This week sees the release of Admission, in which the cold heart of a Princeton admissions officer (Tina Fey) is melted by romance with a high-school headmaster (Paul Rudd). Note to high school seniors watching: that’s one way to stand out among the applicants, getting your headmaster to woo the committee, literally. Here are some other ways, according to Hollywood, to get noticed by the college gatekeepers.