For diehard 30 Rock fans going through Tina Fey withdrawal, her new film could be the fix you need. The comic genius brings that same gut-busting, awkward awesomeness to the big screen with Admission (in theaters March 22). The Baby Mama star takes on motherhood once again, but this time it's chasing her rather than the other way around. She plays a Princeton college admissions counselor who meets an applicant that may be the son she gave up for adoption. Yes, it's complicated. And yes, it's funny in a way every mom can appreciate, because no matter what stage of motherhood you find yourself in, there are certain universal headaches.
One of the most memorable scenes in the film between Fey and her could-be son was when she was trying to figure out how to communicate with him. What mom hasn't been there, huh? You can't deny that the teenage brain works completely differently than our own. Then there's the whole subplot of getting your kid into college. This movie drives home how ridiculously insane the whole process is for parents and kids. Honestly, if this is how it really works, then we are all up the creek without a paddle.
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Though, the most intriguing relationship in the film has to be between Fey and her onscreen mom Lily Tomlin. To say it's complex is an understatement. I don't want to give away too much, but in the first scene featuring the two, you realize where Fey's fears about motherhood and bonding come from. It just drives home how tough mother-daughter relationships can be -- but in a funny, "I can't believe she's doing that" kind of way.
But what would a cute Tina Fey movie be without a super cute love interest. This time, it's in the form of Paul "Everybody Loves Him" Rudd. You can't help but fall for the charming yet fallible guy. That said, I never quite see the sparks -- still, you can't help but root for them.
Bottom line: fun flick for mommies' night out.
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