Life of the Party is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 released the trailer:
LIFE OF THE PARTY - Official Trailer 2.

Story intro

After dropping off their daughter Maddie to her senior year at Decatur University in Atlanta, Dan tells Deanna that he wants a divorce because he has fallen in love with another woman, a realtor Marcie, and he also wants to sell their house under his name. Heartbroken, Deanna visits her parents Mike and Sandy to tell them what happened, but Mike is frustrated because Dan made Deanna drop out of her college because she was pregnant, as well as his overbearing ways during their marriage. Deanna goes to see Maddie in her dorm to tell the news about her divorce and her plans to study again at the university to earn a degree in Archaeology. Maddie initially has doubts about her plan but she ultimately accepts it. Maddie introduces Deanna to her friends - Amanda, neurotic Debbie, and Helen. Deanna later meets her agoraphobic and chronically depressed roommate Leonor. On the first day of school, she meets demeaning girls, Jennifer and her friend Trina (Yani Simone), who mocks Deanna's age. Deanna later signed the divorce papers, with her best friend Christine on her side, as well as Dan and Marcie. At night, Maddie and her friends take Deanna to the party, where she meets a boy named Jack, who later falls in love with her and, the next day, they have sex inside the library. In another night, they attend an 80's-themed party where Deanna has a dance-off with Jennifer, resulting in earning the respect of her schoolmates. Deanna later has stage fright during her oral presentation and she collapses.


Melissa McCarthy
Deanna "Dee Rock" Miles (née Cook)
Molly Gordon
Maddie Miles, Dan and Deanna's daughter
Gillian Jacobs
Helen, a sorority sister
Maya Rudolph
Christine Davenport, Deanna's neurotic and heavy drinking best friend
Jessie Ennis
Debbie, a sorority sister with "issues"
Adria Arjona
Amanda, another sorority sister with "issues"
Matt Walsh
Daniel "Dan" Miles, Deanna's ex-husband, Maddie's father
Julie Bowen
Marcie Strong, a real estate agent, Deanna's nemesis and Dan's lover
Debby Ryan
Jennifer, a "mean girl" in Deanna's archaeology class
Stephen Root
Michael "Mike" Cook, Deanna's father and Maddie's grandfather
Jacki Weaver
Sandy Cook, Deanna's mother and Maddie's grandmother
Luke Benward
Jack Strong, a frat boy infatuated with Deanna
Jimmy O. Yang
Tyler, Maddie's boyfriend and Jack's friend
Chris Parnell
Wayne Truzack, Deanna's professor
Heidi Gardner
Leonor, Deanna's reclusive Goth roommate
Yani Smone
Trina, Jennifer's snarky sidekick
Damon Jones
Frank Davenport, Christine's husband
Ben Falcone
Dale, the Uber driver
Nat Faxon
Sarah Baker
Karen Maruyama
Steve Mallory
Courtney Patterson
Steve Falcone
Older Man #1 / Vince
Michael D. McCarthy
Older Man #2 / Dennis
Christina Aguilera


The film Life of the Party was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on May 11, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Ireland) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $65.7 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Life of the Party got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

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Wikipedia: Life of the Party (2018 film)