Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan 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. Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah, 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.
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Admission is a comedy about the panic consuming a nation's youth - and their parents - in their senior year of high school. It is a comedy about a fastidious Princeton University admissions officer's romantic life, or lack thereof. And it is an improbable soap opera about that same woman - played in high Tina Fey-ish style by Tina Fey - and her conflicting desire to be a mom, or not be a mom. » Read more
PG-13for language and some sexual material
Cast:Lily Tomlin; Nadia Alexander; Wallace Shawn; Tina Benko; Tina Fey; Michael Sheen; Nat Wolff; Sonya Walger; Paul Rudd; Gloria Reuben
Directed by:Paul Weitz
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