Armed with a revered and award-wining comedy writer as his female lead, and one of the most consistently likable and engaging male leads of his generation, the romantic comedy Admission
should be so much better than it is -- a complaint that seems to run pretty consistently through the post-About a Boy
work of director Paul Weitz.
Tina Fey stars as Portia, a bigwig in the admissions department at Princeton, a school that prides itself of accepting only the very best. Portia is a workaholic on less-than-stellar terms with her über-independent, feminist-minded mother (Lily Tomlin). In addition to sifting through thousands of hopeful applicants, Por...