Life of the Party

Life of the Party

DVD - 2018
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When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college, landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who's not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna, now Dee Rock, embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.
Publisher: Toronto :, Distributed by Warner Bros. Entertainment Canada Inc.,, [2018].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 105 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, surround, Dolby Audio 5.1, rda
matted widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda


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May 20, 2019

Predictable storyline. An average touchy-feely-overcome adversity film. Not bad, not great. It was a mindless watch and better than expected.

Apr 23, 2019

The story just didn't hold up, they need better writers, but there are some great actors, sets costumes. It fills an evening

Mar 12, 2019

This movie was entertaining. I didn't find it very funny. A miss for Melissa, I think. Not a great storyline.

VaughanPLDonnalee Feb 18, 2019

I wish this had been a better movie. Melissa McCarthy is such a funny actress and the concept of a mom going back to college with her daughter had a lot of potential. There were a few good bits and good lines here and there, but most of it was just meh. The romance with the much younger student was creepy and cringy. The scene where she vandalizes her ex-husband's wedding reception was not funny and in real life she would have been arrested. This is an OK movie to watch if you just want something mildly amusing and not very challenging, but it was frustrating that it clearly had the potential to be so much better and yet it was just mediocre.

Feb 15, 2019

This movie could have been a very tired story but Melissa McCarthy made me laugh out loud many times! The actress who plays her daughter was a little bit uninspired but the sorority best friends nail it! I would watch this alone or with your adult girlfriends!

LoganLib_Aavishka Feb 10, 2019

A beautiful movie that shows education can be achieved by anyone at any age, and you can have a whole lot of fun while achieving it!

Feb 03, 2019

So for those of you lucky who didn't attend college when your kids were college age, or have husband walk out on you just when you thought it was time for a second honeymoon, let me just say this is not as much of a fantasy as you think. (My graduate school office was entirely populated by such women.) I'm just thrilled to see McCarthy in a movie with dialogue. Yes actual sentences instead of string of curse words! She even tells her daughter to watch her language. This movie provides equal amounts of cringing and laughs.

JCLHeatherM Jan 16, 2019

Melissa McCarthy tries her best to lift a tired story about a wife and mother who goes back to finish her college degree after her husband dumps her for someone else. It must be a small world because mom ends up at the same university as her daughter, making them both seniors. '80s pop culture references are glittered throughout the film, but the jokes don't land and McCarthy (a fine comedic actress) can't carry the stale film by herself. McCarthy at her best is 'Bridesmaids'; her worst is 'Tammy', and this film falls dangerously close into 'Tammy' territory.

Jan 04, 2019

I watched this on a flight from England back to Vancouver, and aside from a scene where McCarthy and her friend (played by Maya Rudolph) get drunk together in the most unlikely of places as well as a few other funny scenes in the movie with the two together the movie is dull. I love Melissa McCarthy, but this was a waste of time (even for a 9 hour flight back home.)

Dec 30, 2018

Average light hearted comedy movie. A few scenes we found mildly amusing but was expecting much more.

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