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.
22 March 2013 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $6,154,984,
24 March 2013
Gross USA: $18,007,317
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $18,637,201
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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The real Dean of Admissions from Princeton, Janet Lavin Rapelye, appears in a scene with Tina Fey
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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
You all want to know the secret formula for getting in. To do your job well, an admissions officer must be on the receiving end of an entire nation's application panic, endure the frustration of all the parents who just realized there isn't room for every organically-fed, well-tutored offspring. Of course everyone thinks we're sadists, that we like saying no. We are in this job for one reason, to say yes.
Written by Andrew Prosser, Mark Allaway
, & Melissa Heathcote
Performed by Andrew Prosser, Mark Allaway
, & Melissa Heathcote See more