Trailer: Life After 30 Rock For Tina Fey in ‘Admission’

Now that 30 Rock is coming to its inevitable, brilliant conclusion, Tina Fey is making a move back to the big screen, but this time in slightly unfamiliar dramatic territory opposite Paul Rudd in Admission. Directed by Paul Weitz (About a Boy, American Pie) Admission was adapted from Jean Hanff Korelitz’s 2009 novel by Karen Croner and stars Fey as Portia Nathan (just try and not think of Natalie Portman now), a “straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer [who] is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman.” He’s a not a regular dad, he’s a cool dad who might also know something about the child she gave up for adoption on the way to having it all. She’s a highly-strung single career woman with everything at stake who wants to have it all. Sound familiar? Of course it does, that’s modern life for you. 

While the trailer won’t have you in the usual Fey-induced fits, it’s interesting to see my closest female friend Tina delve into more nuanced territory, while still delivering some feel good LOLs. Both Rudd and Fey together have amassed enough of my love and good comedic will to justify the price of admission alone. 

Admission also stars Lily Tomlin, Gloria Reuben, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Sheen, and will hit cinemas early next year, around the same time that Fey hosts the Golden Globes with Amy Poelher; a day from now on that we’ll all be referring to as The Best Day.