Life of the Party


2018 (UK), Comedy, 1h 47m

Starring: Melissa McCathy, Ben Falcone, Debby Ryan, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph & Christina Aguilera

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime and dedicated housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Unfortunately, Deanna winds up at the same school as her less-than-thrilled daughter. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the outspoken new student soon begins a journey of self-discovery while fully embracing all of the fun, freedom and frat boys that she can handle.

We’ve seen Melissa McCathy at her best (Bridesmaids, Spy), her worst (The Boss, Identity Theft) And now we’ve seen her at her most meh.

She is undeniably a talented comedian, but this formulaic college comedy falls short of her potential.

It kinda feels as though McCathy and husband Falcone decided to keep it safe, and this flick does make you smile, for about 60% of the time… The rest, though, falls flat.

The plot was too obvious, and the supporting cast were pretty terrible.

It is pretty silly and goofy, but it’s still a feel-good movie at the end of the day, minus the out of place and weird Christina Aguilera cameo towards the end.


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