Trailer and Poster for ‘Admission’ Starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd
This indie comedy has been under the radar but with the release of a trailer and poster is most definitely getting our attention. Admission is a comedy about a Princeton admissions officer who after meeting an old friend finds that a young man might be her son. Tina Fey stars as the admissions officer and Paul Rudd stars as the friend who has an unconventional life including an adopted son. The film is directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy) and costars Michael Sheen, Lily Tomlin, Wallace Shawn, and Nat Wolff. The Focus Feature release is scheduled to open in theaters on March 8, 2013.
Rudd seems as charming as ever, though thanks to the look of the film and the character’s seemingly second-banana status in the plot it sure reminds us that this is the kind of role Luke Wilson made a career out of a decade ago. Sad he’s not getting these roles anymore, especially since the recent college comedy Tenure showed he still has the goods. Nice to see Fey on the big screen again, though the lost baby plot seems like a common stereotype for these sort of films.
Admission is about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness. Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted — but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having.