You would think a Tina Fey-Paul Rudd movie would be a laugh a minute and a smartly funny one , at that. But no- this one’s bipolar. It can’t decide if it’s a rom-com or a drama. Directed by “About a Boy’s” Paul Weitz, the funniest moments are provided by the kids and Lily Tomlin, as Fey’s Erica Jong-like feminist mom.
Tina Fey is Portia Nathan, a childless married
The film nails the phenom of overly-involved parents who think their children are God’s gift. But I have to say I didn’t laugh out loud. Not once. Smiles, yes. Chuckles, yes. But no guffaws.
The main problem with this film: Tina Fey didn’t write it. So she’s a mere shadow of what we’ve come to expect from her.
“Admission”: well maybe an admission as a dvd but as a movie theater ticket, this one gets a denial.