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Tina Fey and Paul Rudd team up in this bubbly and heartwarming comedy about a Princeton admissions officer who puts her professional reputation at risk after meeting an unconventional high school teacher and the bright but bizarre student he's pushing toward the Ivy Leagues. Nat Wolff, Gloria Reuben, and Wallace Shawn co-star; Paul Weitz directs.
Much less a rom-com than the trailers would lead you to believe, Admission is at its core a comedic roite of passage movie. For more hilarious features that center on a flustered protagonist figuring out life and love, check out this fiercely funny triple play.
Friends with Kids (2011) In this R-rated New York-set comedy, Jennifer Westfeldt and Adam Scott star as two longtime friends that decide to have a kid together, while sidestepping all the romantic stuff. Against all odds, this platonic and pragmatic plan works like a dream…until the two start dating other people. Chris O'Dowd, Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Hamm co-star; Westfeldt directs.
Sleepwalk With Me (2012) Mike Birbiglia's stand up routine is known for its hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking anecdotes from his life. Here he taps into both, building a story about a struggling stand-up who flees his commitment-seeking girlfriend by taking any gig he can find. But the more he runs from her, the worse his sleepwalking gets. Something's got to break. Lauren Ambrose, Carol Kane and James Rebhorn co-star. Birbiglia stars and directs.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012) This sci-fi laced comedy first won rave reviews at Sundance last year. Aubrey Plaza stars as a jaded magazine intern whose tracking down the man behind a classified ad that seeks a partner for traveling back in time. What starts off as a quirky fluff piece assignment soon evolves into a life-changing experience for her, him, and her colleagues. Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, and Karan Soni co-star; Colin Trevorrow directs.
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