Straitlaced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off-guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by her former college classmate, the freewheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). Pressman has surmised that Jeremiah (Nat Wolff), his gifted yet very unconventional student, might well be the son that Portia secretly gave up for adoption many years ago. Soon, Portia finds herself bending the rules for Jeremiah, putting at risk the life she thought she always wanted -- but in the process finding her way to a surprising and exhilarating life and romance she never dreamed of having. Written by
22 March 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,154,984,
24 March 2013, Wide Release
Gross USA: $18,004,225, 2 June 2013
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
Portia's mother Susannah (played by Lily Tomlin), has an art piece on her wall showing a fish riding a bike. This is in reference to Irina Dunn's quote "A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle", later popularized by Gloria Steinem. This is thrown in to show Susannah's feminist views. She also quotes Erica Jong at one point. See more
When Susannah is outside Portia's car at the beginning of the movie, Susannah's necklace jumps in and out of her bib overalls between shots. See more
Your... your lawn jockeys are outstanding.
Aren't they fun?
Written by Andrew Prosser, Mark Allaway
, & Melissa Heathcote
Performed by Andrew Prosser, Mark Allaway
, & Melissa Heathcote See more