Friday, March 15, 2013

Lily Tomlin in Admission

Admission opens March 22nd. It stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd as a Princeton admissions officer and a high school principle with a surprise. But for me the real star of the film was Lily Tomlin.

Tomlin plays Tina Fey's feminist author mother. She's one part Betty Friedan and , at least, 40 parts Gloria Steinem. I kept wishing for more scenes with her. She is brilliant in this part. She plays quirky like nobody else.

Keep your eye out in Tomlin's scenes for Easter eggs. Like fish riding bicycles and a cameo appearance by Bella Abzug.

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