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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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Trivia

A container of Tabasco hot sauce can be seen on one of the shelves during the scene with Deanna and Maddie in the bathroom. 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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Bust 'em
Written by Party Favor (as Dylan Ragland), Kendrick Nicholls and Sherwyn Nicholls
Performed by Party Favor
Courtesy of Mad Decent
By arrangement with The Greater Goods Co.
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A Waste of Time
4 June 2018 | by augustkellerwritesSee all my reviews

Life of the Party is the most painful film I have sat through in many years. It's story lacks any focus or insight and it's characters are maddeningly inconsistent. It's direction is practically nonexistent as scenes are never sure of when to end or what they are culminating to. While Maya Rudolph and others are sometimes refreshing, much of this cast provided limited performances. All around, Life of the Party feels like a mess slapped together by people who couldn't be bothered with ideas of craft.

Melissa McCarthy does provide good energy with her positive confidence but it is not enough to carry such a half-baked project. Improvisation can be a wonderful technique for comedy but when a film seems to have improvised its entire production, it comes across as unprofessional and lazy. Ideas, characters and plot points enter and exit this movie with such carelessness that everything ends up feelings like nothing. Sporadic funny moments are nice but do not offset how insulting this whole experience is. Life of the Party is a dump of a film and a waste of time.

Writing: 1/10 Direction: 1/10 Cinematography: 3/10 Acting: 3/10 Editing: 1/10 Sound: 5/10 Score/Soundtrack: 5/10 Production Design: 3/10 Casting: 3/10 Effects: 4/10

Overall Score: 2.9/10


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