A new trailer has been released for Tina Fey and Paul Rudd's new comedy Admission. The film was directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy), and the story follows a college counselor (Fey) whose life is turned upside down when she crosses paths with the son she gave up for adoption years earlier. Rudd plays an old classmate of hers who happens to be her son's teacher.
I'm a fan of both Fey and Rudd, and this movie looks like it could be a solid comedy. The movie also stars Michael Sheen, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn, and Lily Tomlin. It will be released in theaters on March 8th, 2013.
Fey is plays Portia Nathan, an admissions officer at PrincetonUniversity. Evaluating thousands of hopeful college students, the exceedingly bright and driven woman lives her life by the book, both at work and in her relationship with a faculty colleague, Mark (Sheen). Visiting an experimental New Hampshire high school submitting applicants, Portia is caught off guard when its co-founder John Halsey (Rudd) turns out to have attended college with her. She is then floored when reminded of the life-altering decision that she made while still a student herself; she had a son, who she gave up for adoption, and who she now realizes may be one of John's students, the precocious misfit Jeremiah. As Portia's emotions surge forth, she finds her life turning upside down in embarrassing ways and begins to bend the admissions rules – in the hopes of getting Jeremiah on the best path while perhaps righting her own as well.