"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.

Watch the official trailer for "Life of the Party"

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

What is "Life of the Party" about?

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.

Who's in the "Life of the Party" cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Life of the Party". Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Melissa McCarthy Deanna "Dee Rock" Miles (nรฉe Cook)
Gillian Jacobs Helen a sorority sister
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
Molly Gordon Maddie Miles Dan and Deanna's daughter
Julie Bowen Marcie Strong a real estate agent, Deanna's nemesis and Dan's lover
Stephen Root Michael "Mike" Cook Deanna's father and Maddie's grandfather
Jacki Weaver Sandy Cook Deanna's mother and Maddie's grandmother
Jessie Ennis Debbie a sorority sister
Adria Arjona Amanda another sorority sister with "issues"
Debby Ryan Jennifer a "mean girl" in Deanna's archaeology class
Heidi Gardner Leonor Deanna's reclusive Goth roommate
Luke Benward Jack Strong a frat boy infatuated with Deanna
Ben Falcone Dale the Uber driver
Jimmy O. Yang Tyler Maddie's boyfriend and Jack's friend
Chris Parnell Mr. Wayne Truzack Deanna's professor and former classmate
Yani Simone Trina Jennifer's snarky sidekick
Damon Jones Frank Davenport Christine's husband
Karen Maruyama Mediator
Steve Falcone Older Man #1 / Vince
Michael D. McCarthy Older Man #2 / Dennis
Nat Faxon Lance
Sarah Baker Gildred
Steve Mallory Bill
Courtney Patterson Amy
Chris Cavalier Eugene
Flynn Falcone Guidance Counselor
Julie Coile Bookstore Cashier
Mac Alsfeld Hench
Karina Delbeau-Charles Carol
Michele Jang Linda (as Candice Mays)
Kevin Gutierrez Water Bottle Student
Seth Dousman College Kid #1
Antonio J Bell Drunk Guy at Sorority Party (as Antonio Bell)
Sheila Maddox Graduation Speaker
Dytto Dancer
Frankie Freeman Dancer
Naeemah McCowan Dancer
Xavier Joe Wilcher Dancer (as Xavier Wilcher)
Jae Scott Dancer
Jordan Galloway Dancer
Ahmed Zakzouk Dancer

When is "Life of the Party" released in cinemas?

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.

What are "Life of the Party" film specifications?

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.

What are critics and audiences saying about "Life of the Party"?

"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.

More information about "Life of the Party" you can get at:

IMDB: Life of the Party

Wikipedia: Life of the Party (2018 film)

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