A new romantic comedy debuted March 22 but when I say new – I mean it. This fun flick takes a few unexpected turns as we follow Portia (Tina Fey – 30 Rock, Date Night) through her delightful and quirky dorkiness. An added plus, Lilly Tomlin as Portia’s militant feminist, and completely un-nurturing mother. Each member of the cast fit together seamlessly weaving a serious, quirky, comedy about family, the college admissions process, and the differences in people.
The story follows Portia Nathan, a top admissions officer at Princeton vying for the top slot when the team’s leader, played by Wallace Shawn (The Princess Bride, Toy Story) retires at the end of the year. One possibility to up her game is to add Quest, a new developmental charter school in her territory. While visiting, Headmaster John Pressman (Paul Rudd – The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Role Models) reveals that he thinks a prospective applicant is the son she gave up for adoption 18 years ago. The chaos spirals from there.
I don’t want to give too much away but gentlemen, and those ladies who generally dislike Rom-Coms, if you must be dragged to a romantic comedy – choose this one. I promise it won’t be too painful.
If you are looking for more information you may want to take a look at the trailer.