"Life of the Party" is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Ben Falcone.
The starring cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Julie Bowen, Stephen Root, Jacki Weaver, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona and others.
Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 released the trailer:
LIFE OF THE PARTY - Official Trailer 2.
After dropping off their 22-year-old daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) to her senior year at Decatur University in Atlanta, Dan (Matt Walsh) tells Deanna that he wants a divorce because he has fallen in love with another woman, realtor Marcie. Heartbroken, Deanna visits her parents Mike (Stephen Root) 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 (Adria Arjona), neurotic Debbie (Jessie Ennis), and Helen (Gillian Jacobs). Deanna later meets her agoraphobic and chronically depressed roommate Leonor (Heidi Gardner). On the first day of school, she meets demeaning girls Jennifer (Debby Ryan) and Trina (Yani Simone), who mock Deanna's age.
Deanna, supported by good friend Christine (Maya Rudolph), 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 (Jimmy O. Yang). 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.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Life of the Party". Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
The film "Life of the Party" was scheduled to be released on May 10, 2018 (Hungary), on May 11, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Ireland) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany) by Warner Bros. Pictures, Galapagos Films, HBO Max, 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 "Life of the Party" is rated with "PG-13" rating.
"Life of the Party" got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 38/100. 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.
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IMDB: Life of the Party
Wikipedia: Life of the Party (2018 film)