If you’ll allow me a moment to explore a girl crush, I’d like to bring Tina Fey to the front of the room.
With her trademark self-deprecating wit, humor and guile, Tina is my hero. I listened to Bossypants, her memoir, on audio last year, and it was just as quirky and hilarious as I expected. As a “30 Rock” devotee for a number of years, I was thrilled that the iconic Liz Lemon found happiness by the series’ end . . . but I’ve mourned the end of the show as though I’ve lost a friend. Because it totally feels like I have.
But Tina continues to take over the world. Her new movie “Admission,” co-starring Paul Rudd, is “about the surprising detours we encounter on the road to happiness.”
“Straight-laced Princeton University admissions officer Portia Nathan (Fey) 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 (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.”
Sound like fun? I think so, too. And courtesy of Focus Features, I have a giveaway prize pack to get you extra pumped about the movie, which hits theaters March 22! One lucky winner will receive . . .
• Admission (movie tie-in book)
• Bossypants by Tina Fey
• Folder, notepad, pen, drawstring bag and toothbrush
Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only through 12 p.m. on Friday, March 15, when a winner will be randomly selected from submissions received and emailed for their mailing address by Meg.
Want more “Admission”? Visit the official website, like the film on Facebook — and check out the trailer below. Good luck!
EDIT on 3/15: Congrats to Karen, our randomly-chosen winner! I’ve emailed you.