"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.

Here are "Life of the Party" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Life of the Party movie?

Warner Bros. Pictures on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 released the trailer for "Life of the Party" you can watch here:
LIFE OF THE PARTY - Official Trailer 2.

Plot summary

What is Life of the Party movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Life of the Party" movie plot summary.

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 plays who in the Life of the Party movie?

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

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

Release date

When is Life of the Party movie release date?

"Life of the Party" movie release date was scheduled to be on May 10, 2018 (Hungary), on May 11, 2018 (United States, United Kingdom, Ireland) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures, Galapagos Films, HBO Max, New Line Cinema, Seven Network and Warner Home Video.


What are Life of the Party filming details?

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

"Life of the Party" movie is rated "PG-13", according to the MPAA film rating system.


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

"Life of the Party" movie 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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