Excerpt: Portia Nathan works in admissions at Princeton University, a school that's notoriously tough to get into, and she's preparing for a particularly busy application period when she gets a call from John Pressman (Paul Rudd), a teacher at a new agey school in New Hampshire, hoping to introduce her to an exceptional 18-year-old student named Jeremiah (Nat Wolff) who wants to apply to Princeton.
Excerpt: In the wake of 30 Rock 's departure, scads of Tina Fey fans are surely on the hunt for their new Liz Lemon fix. But while Fey is as game and endearing as ever in Paul Weitz's Admission , a Princeton-set dramedy that casts the comedienne as Portia, a high-strung admissions counselor, this is hardly the vehicle to sate Fey's devotees.
Excerpt: If nothing else, Admission is the chance to see two of the best-liked funny people on the planet finally get together onscreen. Tina Fey and Paul Rudd are both at the center of the Venn Diagram that includes nearly all of the best comedy from the past 15 years, and playing your typical rom-com couple struggling to find their way to each other, the two bring an unusual level of charisma and chemistry.
Excerpt: As the head writer of a sketch-comedy show on 30 Rock , Tina Fey played a woman who served as both the thin wall separating her workplace from anarchy and an agent of chaos herself. It was her existential lot in life to keep everything together for her coworkers while just barely holding it together herself.