First slide

Low-key romantic comedy in which a college admissions officer (Tina Fey) on a recruiting trip falls for an idealistic teacher (Paul Rudd) at an experimental private school. But complications develop when she discovers that the brilliant student (Nat Wolff) her new love is urging her to accept into her university may be the child she gave up for adoption during her own campus days. While the premise of director Paul Weitz's slow-paced adaptation of Jean Hanff Korelitz's novel is at least implicitly pro-life, and its wrap-up largely pro-family, Fey's character makes some inadmissible moral choices along the way - as too does her free-spirited, fiercely feminist mom (Lily Tomlin).

Watch out for: Acceptance of cohabitation and of premarital sexual encounters, a benign view of unethical behavior, about a half-dozen uses of profanity, a couple of rough terms, occasional crude language.

Rated: L, limited adult audience, films whose problematic content many adults would find troubling; MPAA: PG-13, parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2013