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Life of the Party (2005)

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A group of friends plan an intervention to help their pal address his drinking problem. Things go awry when the shrink they hired fails to show up.

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Barra Grant

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Barra Grant
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Cast overview:
Eion Bailey ... Michael Elgin
Ellen Pompeo ... Phoebe Elgin
Clifton Collins Jr. ... Kipp
John Ales ... Artie
Gabriel Olds ... Stuart
Kristin Bauer van Straten ... Caroline (as Kristin Bauer)
Pamela Reed ... Evelyn
David Clennon ... Jack
John Ross Bowie ... Bert
Rosalind Chao ... Mei Lin
Larry Miller ... Dr. Trent
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Michael Elgin may have been a master of the track back in high school, but now he's hit his thirties and his once-perfect form has devolved into a depressing drunken stumble. Life after high school just wasn't what he expected, and when his wife threatens to walk out while his career hangs by a thread Michael simply drinks away the pain. Written by Jwelch5742

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Rock bottom is just around the corner.

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Comedy | Drama | Sport

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Glory Days See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Glory Days Productions See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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26 June 2006 | by g404cSee all my reviews

Handsome Eion Bailey stars as an alcoholic husband who has emotionally drifted away from all who care for him. When an incident prompts his friends to organize an intervention, the psychiatrist does not show up and all hell breaks loose when his friends try to lead the intervention.

Life of the Party is very much a drama, punctuated with semi-frequent comic relief. The film is credible, as it feels very real while still managing to entertain, given the very serious subject matter. It is a tale of love and friendship and hope. Bailey is an exquisite actor, showcasing his talents superbly here. Very touching and moving. Worth watching.


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