Comedic powerhouse Tina Fey explores motherhood and adoption in her new movie, "Admission." This flick is the latest in a long line of films that both celebrate and charmingly mock the role of mothers, says a March 15 article in the New York Times. Paired up with the equally funny Paul Rudd, Fey delivers a career-woman-turned-mother character who's sure to delight.
This isn't the first time that Fey's work has explored both motherhood and adoption. Her character, Liz Lemon, on the hit sitcom "30 Rock," became a mother through adoption. Her hit movie "Baby Mama" focused on surrogacy as a route to parenthood. Fey may be doing comedy about motherhood better than everyone else, but she's not the only one making a go at it. It's a trend in Hollywood of late. In fact, the New York Times goes so far as to dub 'Admission' the latest in a long line of work to celebrate "momance," the Hollywood phenomenon that both celebrates and creates caricatures of motherhood. Hollywood heavyweights Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl and Cameron Diaz have all tackled the topic of late, with varying degrees of success.
"Admission" hits theaters on March 22.