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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Old School Meets New Life See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life of the Party See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$52,856,061

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,656,061, 8 August 2018
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, Melissa McCarthy's character's parents are named Mike and Sandy. These are also the names of McCarthy's real-life parents. See more »

Goofs

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 »


Soundtracks

Thinking Out Loud
Written by Ed Sheeran and Amy Wadge
Performed by Ed Sheeran
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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as may have been mentioned before.....
12 May 2018 | by selffamilySee all my reviews

This type of film is not going to change the course of humanity, but then neither will most of the movies coming out of hollywood. This is a bit of fun, a pleasant couple of hours with laugh out loud moments. It's not offensive, it's not particularly radical but it IS entertaining and that used to be enough. Apart from wondering why she waited for the husband to divorce her, it was plausible and just silly fun.


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