Life of the Party 2018
May. 11, 2018 105 Min.
Dumped by her husband, longtime housewife Deanna turns regret into reset by going back to college. Winding up at the same school as her daughter, Deanna plunges headlong into the campus experience — embracing the fun, the freedom and the frat boys.
About:Life of the Party 2018
As mentioned previously, Life of the Party is the third collaboration between Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone with Falcone acting as the director (you may remember him as Air Marshall Jon in Bridesmaids). One would think that a husband and wife writing team would lead to great success since the two must work well together, right?
In this case, not exactly.
Falcone’s directing career began with Tammy in 2014 which currently holds a 24% on Rotten Tomatoes. Next, Falcone and McCarthy worked on The Boss. That movie has an RT score of 22%. Obviously, Rotten Tomatoes isn’t the be-all-end-all for film criticism (let’s not open that can that worms), but it does suggest that these movies are missing…something.
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 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.
Original title Life of the Party