So if my "college novel" entitled Admission were ever to be made into a movie, who would I prefer to direct it? This was hard for me. I'd say John Landis, famed director of Animal House. He'd be able to pull off that part of it, though this story has more drama and less humor.
As far as a soundtrack goes, I'd load up on the classic Gen X songs by Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarten, etc.