Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy enrolls as an adult student at her daughter's university in this comedy by McCarthy and Ben Falcone (The Boss, Tammy).

When her husband suddenly dumps her, dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) heads back to college - landing in the same class 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.

2018Rating: M, Sexual references105 minsUSA
Comedy

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Life of the Party / Reviews

Variety

Variety

If the sparkling arc from sad acoustic guitars to Christina Aguilera anthems has any serious intention, McCarthy and Falcone want to salute the wonders women can accomplish when they band together.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

It is curious to see a comedy so timid, so reluctant to risk hurt feelings or complicated situations.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

McCarthy remains the life of the party, but this is not a party you'll want to attend.

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Stuff

Stuff

Amongst the lectern-based humour, repeated shots to the crotch and strange sexualisation of the Harry Potter books, it all feels like a project that even Adam Sandler might have thought twice about.

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NPR

NPR

It's a diverting vehicle for a solid comedy star, and if you feel like it might be for you, you probably won't be disappointed.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

"Life of the Party" indulges our collective hope that mistakes can be mended, we're never too old for redemption and, given the chance, we could still slay in a frat house dance-off if the DJ played the right song.

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Associated Press

Associated Press

Do laundry. Clean the fish tank. Re-grout the bathroom. What do these things have in common? They are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy's uninspired and forced Life of the Party.

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