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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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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Connections

References Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Day Ones
Written by DeMario Bridges, Hasben Jones, Novelist (as Kwadwo Kankam) and Baauer (as Harry Rodrigues)
Performed by Baauer featuring Novelist & Leikeli47
Courtesy of LuckyMe Records
Leikeli47 appears courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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So Funny with a Heart Warming Message
13 May 2018 | by mogansageSee all my reviews

This movie had us laughing from start to finish. Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone create such humor in a delightful and fun movie. Cannot stop thinking about it. Melissa is a fabulous and beautiful comedian. Perfectly casted, the others in the movie were great. Need to see it again to ensure I heard all the dialogue. .


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