Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz's same-named novel, Admission stars Tina Fey as Portia Nathan, a disciplined, committed admissions officer at Princeton University. Hers is a job that many covet but may not be able to handle. Wading through mountains of college applications from tens of thousands of eager high school students is a daunting task, as is weeding through them to find the perfect freshman class. But Portia is happy. Or so she thinks, until her longtime boyfriend, a Princeton professor (Michael Sheen), informs her that he's leaving her, sending Portia into a depression spiral. But it's application season, and she has to keep it together, especially when the dean of admissions (Wallace Shawn) announces that he's retiring and that Portia and another ambitious co-worker are in the running for his job. Plus, her feminist mother (Lily Tomlin) may need her, and vice versa, more than Portia first thought. And she's got do-gooding teachers like John Pressman (Paul Rudd) begging her to visit their campus and meet exceptionally gifted students like Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), with whom Portia may actually have a lot in common.
Starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen
Director Paul Weitz