As funny and talented as she is, Tina Fey’s success has mostly been limited to the small screen thus far. Although she starred in a couple of decent films with Baby Mama and Date Night and also wrote Mean Girls, it seems like she’s just been waiting for the right project to come along and launch a full-fledged movie career. Unfortunately, this next project does not appear to be it. Her upcoming film Admission looks disappointingly mediocre despite the fact that it co-stars Paul Rudd, Lily Tomlin and Michael Sheen.
Directed by Paul Weitz (Little Fockers, American Pie), the story revolves around a woman who works as an admissions officer at Princeton. When it comes to light that a bright new student might be the son that she gave up for adoption years ago, she feels compelled to try to connect with him. The movie seems like your stereotypical heartwarming indie dramedy, inoffensive and lighthearted, but ultimately forgettable. Then again, who knows, maybe there’s something I’m missing here. Admission hits theatres on March 8th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.