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Life of the Party
When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college... landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's...  View more >

Starring Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph...  View more >

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May 17, 2018
This is an unfunny movie about a divorce middle-age woman who suddenly decides to go back to college to earn her degree alongside her daughter. this premise may have been lifted from the 1986 movie, "Back to School," Rodney Dangerfield, which is much better than seeing this film. the film is directed by Ben Falcone who is married to McCarthy, comes off as unfunny and lane as was in his last three movies. McCarthy can be funny in one movie like "Spy" and being unfunny in another movie like this movie that I'm reviewing. "Life of the Party" is dull with lame writing and Melissa McCarthy comes off as a woman who took too many happy pills and high fiving anyone that she sees, even strangers. The university looks and feels like it wants to be Playboy's Top 10 Party Schools. McCarthy look on one class and while she not in class, she parties and having sex in a library. Maya Rudolph offers no help as her close friend. the only good character that came out of this movie is Melissa's roommate who is much better than the entire cast. There is a cameo from a pop superstar when Melissa's friend throws a party to keep her in school. Sadly half of the movie is about parities and little else. "Life of the Party" doesn't care about the students, they only care about one woman and that really saddened me when I see the movie. On top of that, the film is not funny. I'm not surprise by that fact.
May 18, 2018
This movie is not funny. It has no realism (I only look for SOME level of reasonable behavior - not full-on documentary). It is really mean-spirited. The acting is terrible, the direction is worse, and the script is so bad. If a man were cast and having sex with a senior in college, there would be protests in front of the theaters. I was also astonished that there were only 3 black actors. One who was on display for her long legs. One who was the sidekick of the mean girl. And the professor who introduced McCarthy (she got to speak at graduation - what a surprise).

Life of the Party is somewhere between yawn and yuck. Save your money.
May 23, 2018
Not good, like Melissa McCarthy but nothing was good in this movie. Maybe if they different people?
Jun 1, 2018
There are a few scenarios that make you chuckle, but overall Life of the Party is too long.

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