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Life of the Party: The Story of Beatrice (1982)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama  -  29 September 1982 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Beatrice O'Reilly
Johnny O'Reilly
Captain Charley Rawlins
Captain Burnsite
Rose Arrick ...
Sarina C. Grant ...
Mary Lou Brown
Ford Rainey ...
Beatrice's Father
Beatrice's Mother
Dr. Samuels
Mrs. Cunningham
Eve McVeagh ...
Mrs. Rugolo


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Not a bad movie for the time period it depicts....
10 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I would be curious to know more about the true story of Beatrice, and will probably have to research it a bit more to get the facts. Perhaps it is a positive thing,that seeing a film like this can make the audience interested in something they normally wouldn't think about.

Carol Burnett is good in the title role, and while I am not partial to her as an actor, she does a good job. Geoffrey Lewis portrays the police captain, who was her friend, and helped her to start a halfway house for women with alcohol problems. It is sort of like a different version of "My Name is Bill W."(An excellent film, by the way, with Brian Dennehy and James S. Woods).

At any rate, the story is a bit slow at times, but portrays the true story of Beatrice. It is a bit whitewashed, as there could have been more incidents which occurred, and the audience could have learned from. Marian Mercer has a role as Beatrice's friend, who introduces her to A.A.

Overall, the court scenes were stilted, but the overall theme is projected; a film like this may be due for a re-make; Perhaps Lifetime could write an updated version, with more contemporary actors.

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