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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Give Life The Old College Try 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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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 »

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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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Connections

References Beetlejuice (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Not a Player
Written by Rodney Jerkins, Brenda Russell, Jolyon Skinner, Japhe Tejeda, Joe (as Joe Thomas) and Michele Williams
Performed by Big Pun featuring Joe
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Cute Movie with Some Laughs
22 January 2019 | by deniselhightowerSee all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. It was a feel good movie with some genuine laughs. There is nothing new here but that doesn't make it a bad movie. Sometimes you just want a movie to entertain you and I believe this movie fits the bill perfectly. Also it helps that I would watch Maya Rudolph read a cereal box and find it amazing.


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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

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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