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 22-year-old 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, realtor Marcie. Heartbroken, Deanna visits her parents Mike and Sandy to tell them what happened, with Mike furiously denouncing Dan for making Deanna drop out of college in her final year because she was pregnant, as well as his overbearing ways during their marriage. Deanna visits Maddie to tell the news and about her plans to enroll at Decatur University to finish her degree in Archaeology. Maddie is doubtful, but supportive. She introduces Deanna to her sorority 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 Trina, who mock Deanna's age. Deanna, supported by good friend Christine, joins Dan, supported by Marcie, at a mediation session to prepare their divorce papers. Marcie intends to sell their house without Deanna's approval. Maddie and her friends take Deanna to a frat party, where she meets a student named Jack, a friend of Maddie's boyfriend, Tyler. The next morning mother and daughter catch each other leaving the bedrooms of their respective guys. Jack has truly fallen for Deanna, and they have sex again in the stacks at the library. 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. She has become both "one of the girls" but also a trusted mentor to Maddie's sorority sisters, who make her an honorary sister. Deanna is also doing great in her classes, until she has a midterm exam that requires an oral presentation. Her stage fright causes her to collapse part way through.


Melissa McCarthy
Deanna "Dee Rock" Miles (née Cook)
Molly Gordon
Maddie Miles, Dan and Deanna's daughter
Gillian Jacobs
Helen, a sorority sister
Jessie Ennis
Debbie, a sorority sister with "issues"
Adria Arjona
Amanda, another sorority sister with "issues"
Maya Rudolph
Christine Davenport, Deanna's neurotic and heavy drinking best friend
Matt Walsh
Daniel "Dan" Miles, Deanna's ex-husband and 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
Heidi Gardner
Leonor, Deanna's reclusive Goth roommate
Jimmy O. Yang
Tyler, Maddie's boyfriend and Jack's friend
Chris Parnell
Mr. Wayne Truzack, Deanna's professor and former classmate
Damon Jones
Frank Davenport, Christine's husband
Yani Simone
Trina, Jennifer's snarky sidekick
Ben Falcone
Dale, the Uber driver
Karen Maruyama
Nat Faxon
Sarah Baker
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 on May 11, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Ireland) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Galapagos Films, New Line Cinema and Warner Home Video.

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $65.9 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

Official website:

Wikipedia: Life of the Party (2018 film)

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