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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 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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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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Trivia

Maya Rudolph, Ben Falcone and Melissa McCarthy previously worked together on the award-winning film Bridesmaids (2011). See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film all of the characters are working on their undergraduate degrees; however, in the graduation scene, all of them are wearing hoods on their gowns. Hoods are only awarded for graduate-level degrees. Their hoods appear to be for a master's degree. 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 Dynasty (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

On Top of the World
Written by Alex da Kid (as Alexander Grant), Ben McKee (as Benjamin McKee), Dan Reynolds (as Daniel Reynolds) and Wayne Sermon (as Daniel Sermon)
Performed by Imagine Dragons
Courtesy of KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Maya Rudolph is the GOAT
29 January 2019 | by hugo-aguirre-77226See all my reviews

I watched the movie because of Jessie Ennis as I'm a great fan of her dead pan acting skills. Yes the movie is kinda predictable but it never pretended not to be. But Maya made me howl with laughter in the restaurant scene and I would watch the whole movie again and again if that was the only way to see her do that scene.


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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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