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Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) and Paul Rudd (THIS IS 40) are paired for the first time on-screen in the new comedy/drama directed by Academy Award nominee Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY, IN GOOD COMPANY), about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness.  At Princeton University, admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is a gatekeeper evaluating thousands of applicants. When Clarence (Wallace Shawn), the Dean of Admissions, announces his impending retirement, the likeliest candidates to succeed him are Portia and her office rival Corinne (Gloria Reuben). When she hits the road on her annual recruiting trip, Portia reconnects with her iconoclastic mother, Susannah (Lily Tomlin). On her visit to New Quest, an alternative high school, she then reconnects with her former classmate, idealistic teacher John Pressman (Paul Rudd)—who has recently surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), a gifted yet very unconventional New Quest student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption years ago while at school. Jeremiah is about to apply to Princeton. Now Portia must re-evaluate her personal and professional existences, as she finds herself bending the admissions rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the future she thought she always wanted. 107 Min. PG-13.

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