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Life of the Party

  • 2018
  • PG-13
  • 105min
  • 38%
  • 5.5 / 10

Deanna, played by McCarthy, is a middle-aged wife with a 22-year old daughter. After dropping her daughter off at her University, Deanna is confronted by her husband, played by Matt Walsh, and tells her he wants a divorce because he has fallen in love with a local real-estate agent. With her heart broken and marriage over, Deanna looks to salvage her life and resolve her past regret of dropping out of college in her senior year when she was pregnant with her daughter. She decides to go back to school, the same school her daughter currently attends. Transitioning to college is hard enough as a teen, but downright hilarious as a middle-aged mom in her 40's. Deanna's journey to finish her Archaeology degree while trying to fit in and not embarrass her daughter is easier said than done.

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Melissa McCarthy is a Saturday Night Live alum and the film stars another SNL alum, Maya Rudolph. The two previously worked together on the film Bridesmaids which also included Ben Falcone, who happens to also be married to McCarthy. The film has a scene where two old men are watching McCarthy and Rudolph play racquetball, they are the real-life fathers of McCarthy and Falcone.


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Life of the Party is an American comedy film, co-written and directed by Ben Falcone. It stars Melissa McCarthy who also shares co-writing credit with Falcone. The cast also includes Molly Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Debby Ryan, Stephen Root, and Jacki Weaver. The film was produced by New Line Cinema, distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and released on May 11, 2018. With a production budget of $30 million, the film went on to make $65.9 million at the box office. McCarthy went on to win the Comedy Movie Star of 2018 award at the People's Choice Awards.