Life of the Party

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Old school meets new life.

Melissa McCarthy enrolls as an adult student at her daughter's university in this comedy by McCarthy and Ben Falcone (The Boss, Tammy).

When her husband suddenly dumps her, dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) heads back to college - landing in the same class 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.

NPR

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It's a diverting vehicle for a solid comedy star, and if you feel like it might be for you, you probably won't be disappointed.

Los Angeles Times

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"Life of the Party" indulges our collective hope that mistakes can be mended, we're never too old for redemption and, given the chance, we could still slay in a frat house dance-off if the DJ played the right song.

New York Times

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It is curious to see a comedy so timid, so reluctant to risk hurt feelings or complicated situations.

Variety (USA)

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If the sparkling arc from sad acoustic guitars to Christina Aguilera anthems has any serious intention, McCarthy and Falcone want to salute the wonders women can accomplish when they band together.

Hollywood Reporter

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Bland and predictable.

The Guardian (UK)

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McCarthy remains the life of the party, but this is not a party you'll want to attend.

Associated Press

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Do laundry. Clean the fish tank. Re-grout the bathroom. What do these things have in common? They are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy's uninspired and forced Life of the Party.

Stuff.co.nz (James Croot)

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Amongst the lectern-based humour, repeated shots to the crotch and strange sexualisation of the Harry Potter books, it all feels like a project that even Adam Sandler might have thought twice about.

Life of the Party

I just saw it today it was hilarious & made me laugh so hard. I love Melissa McCarthy & I love her in every comedy film she is in she makes me laugh every time. I would definitely see it again & definitely worth seeing.