PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.
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.
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...
When someone tells Jeremiah to tuck in his shirt he does, but it varies inconsistently between untucked and tucked-in in subsequent shots.
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