Focus Features, Depth of Field,

Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Lily Tomlin, Nat Wolff, Sonya Walger, Tina Benko, Brian d’Arcy James

Portia (Tina Fey) is an admissions officer at Princeton, and up against one of the other ladies for a promotion. Her frenzy to find new talent sends her to an unorthodox school run by John Pressman (Paul Rudd). John introduces her to a young man at the school who she thinks could be her son. He wants badly to go to Princeton, but his grades are awful, even though he is somewhat of a genius and self taught. Portia risks her future to pull any strings she can to get him into Princeton at whatever the cost while sparks begin to fly between Portia and John.

This is a relatively funny film. It’s typical Tina Fey material, not too over the top, not hysterically funny, but constantly clever. She plays her usual helpful self trying to do what’s right without ruffling too many feathers, but making what seem to be all the wrong choices. This is a warm film, pleasantly entertaining, and though not Ha-Ha funny from beginning to end, very cleverly done and quite interesting. Not a big film, but a nice little film, and well worth watching if you’re in the mood for a light comedy without the usual gross out stuff most modern comedies throw at us. I thought they did a nice job with an intelligent premise and turned it into a sweet little movie.

EdG – EdsReview Dot Com – A Movie Review Blog



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