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Life of the Party (2018)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 May 2018 (USA)
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After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.

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Ben Falcone
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melissa McCarthy ... Deanna
Matt Walsh ... Dan
Molly Gordon ... Maddie
Ben Falcone ... Uber Driver
Jacki Weaver ... Sandy
Stephen Root ... Mike
Maya Rudolph ... Christine
Steve Falcone Steve Falcone ... Older Man #1 / Vince
Michael D. McCarthy Michael D. McCarthy ... Older Man #2 / Dennis
Chris Cavalier ... Eugene
Gillian Jacobs ... Helen
Adria Arjona ... Amanda
Jessie Ennis ... Debbie
Flynn Falcone ... Guidance Counselor
Julie Coile Julie Coile ... Bookstore Cashier
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Storyline

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into re-set by going back to college - landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna -- now Dee Rock -- embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected. Written by Warner Bros. Pictures

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Molly Gordon and Jackie Weaver both shared a connection to Animal Kingdom (2016). Weaver starred in the film version as Smurf and Gordon starred on the TNT series as Nikki. See more »

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Dan cuts off his money so Deanna has to raise $12,000 dollars to stay in school, but schools require tuition up front so Dan would have already paid the bills. See more »

Quotes

Deanna: I don't regret staying at home and being your mom, but I regret not getting my degree.
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References Dallas (1978) See more »

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Stick Up
Written and Performed by Michael Mayeda, Kelli Wakili, Chief WaKil (as Mansa Wakili), Cheapshot (as Colton Fisher), Jason Rabinowitz and Jaron Lamot
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Why all the hate?
29 July 2018 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

I'm shocked at this low score. I guess you're either a fan of Melissa McCarthy or you're not, and seeing that I am, I really enjoyed this film. It was constant laughs and one scene where I can't remember laughing so hard for so long - I had to rewind that scene 3x I laughed so hard! The writing was cute and had a heartfelt story. The acting, directing and editing was all perfect. I really enjoyed this and am sure you will too. A well deserved 9/10 from me!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,886,075, 13 May 2018

Gross USA:

$53,059,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,859,911
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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