It is no secret that I am a huge Tina Fey fan. If I had a patronus, it would be either Julie Andrews or Tina Fey without a doubt. I like to keep up with most former SNL cast members (Rob Schneider being the exception, sorry Rob), but Tina is at the top of my list.
So it should come as no surprise that I am very excited for her new movie, Admission. Even if it didn’t star Ms. Fey, it’s a romantic comedy with Paul Rudd and
Tony Blair Michael Sheen so there’s little doubt that I would have missed it in the first place. Tina Fey is just the beautiful and tasty icing on the cake. Even though I’m more than slightly verklempt at the idea of no more Liz Lemon in my life, I’m hoping this new movie will herald a long and even more successful film career for Ms. Fey.
The trailer for Admission was released yesterday and I’ll admit that it is a much different story than I had originally thought based on the log line.
At Princeton, an admissions officer gets involved with a less-than-model potential student.
Obviously I haven’t read the book by Jean Hanff Korelitz otherwise I never would have thought that maybe Tina Fey was playing a Mary Kay Latourneau type. Needless to say, I’m quite happy I was wrong.
The screenplay was written by Karen Croner who really doesn’t have that expansive of a resume but she also did One True Thing, a movie I adore, so I’m feeling pretty okay on that one. Paul Weitz is the director and he did such a great job with About A Boy that it makes me all the more excited for this movie.
Add in Lily Tomlin as Tina Fey’s shotgun wielding mom and we’ve got ourselves a barn burner!
oh…and Wallace Shawn!
Admission has a release date of March 8th, 2013.