An aging divorcee who hides behind boring sweaters and a boner-killing hairdo, decides to take her long neglected vagoogle back to college and make up for lost time. Her daughter plays the disapproving child who lectures her throughout the film, while her friends cheer her on as they vicariously distract themselves. It's a rough fit at first, until she lets her freak flag fly and becomes the title of this film. It may be generationally awkward, but hilarity will ensue. Maybe.
My Prediction- Melissa McCarthy comedies have always been hit or miss. Through no fault of her own, the writing has been weak as hell at times (Identity Thief, Tammy). With this film, the old person partying cliches are apparent, yet there's still a chance for redemption. Please prove me wrong, but Life of the Party will probably be a Piece Of Shit.
Mike's Take - It seems that every Melissa McCarthy movie we go to, I have an asthma and allergy attack. So I'm concerned with this movie already.
It's a female version of Back To School, but the difference is is that McCarthy isn't a rich person that is buying their way into school to hang out with her kid and party all day. Also, no Sam Kinison.
Is it unfortunate that I'm actually looking forward to McCarthy's Lee Israel movie? Not a Piece of Shit, but it's not a blockbuster comedy movie that she's wanting.
Atypical comedy movie about a divorced woman who goes back to college to party and not take life seriously, but near the middle of the movie, she's hit with some serious news and has to "change her ways" or be kicked out of college and never be able to get her degree...
Life of the Party (2018)
PG-13 | 1h 45min | Comedy | 11 May 2018 (USA)
After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree.
Director: Ben Falcone
Writers: Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan