Admission: Paul Rudd & Tina Fey are finally in a movie together

If you had a lab puppy and your neighbor had a corgi puppy, you’d let them play together and take pictures, wouldn’t you? You’d owe it to the world. It’s the same with Paul Rudd and Tina Fey. How the hell has it taken this long to get them in the same movie? Anyway, here they are in Admission, from director Paul Weitz, whose somewhat underwhelming filmography includes American Pie, About a Boy, In Good Company, American Dreamz, Cirque Du Freak, Little Fockers, and Being Flynn. In Admission, Fey plays a Princeton admissions officer, Rudd the headmaster of an alternative high school, who one day tells his former college classmate Fey that he thinks one of his students is the son she gave up for adoption years ago. Will he turn her life upside down? Will she learn that there’s more to life than being a straitlaced workaholic? WHO WILL STEAL HER BLACKBERRY, WHO?!? Find out March 8th.

I’m just going to state the obvious here: it looks a little dull. Here’s a rundown of the trailer jokes:

  • Tina Fey is overwhelmed by children.
  • Three’s Company phone-misunderstanding joke!
  • Moms be tellin’ they sons to bring they jackets!
  • Paul Rudd gets hit with a soccer ball!

I’m not saying it looks bad, but maybe next time pay Tina Fey a few bucks extra for a script rewrite.

I wonder if Princeton will be pissed. “Whoa, whoa, whoa, a mom pulling strings to gain admission for her unqualified son? That’s outrageous, we only do that for rich people.”