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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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 Mark is reading the book of poetry in bed the book is open at different places in every shot. See more
Do you think you have a room for one more in your life?
One more what?
One more... person.
[misunderstanding that John is talking about himself
Oh John, that's *so* sweet. But, uh, you seem like a great guy, too. And you can handle an *axe* and you have a very nice nose in your... face, but I have a long-term boyfriend. Long, long, long term. And, you know, we are happy. We're very happy. We're so... happy. It's... woah. Wow! Happy is one of those words that if you say it a lot, it loses its ...