Life of the Party

Old school meets new life.


Life of the Party
When her husband suddenly dumps her, a long-time dedicated housewife 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 mother embraces freedom, fun, and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

105 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Sex, Violence, Drug abuse).
Comedy, Female interest.

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Credits

Cast
Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Adria Arjona, Julie Bowen, Stephen Root, Christina Aguilera, Maya Rudolph
Director
Ben Falcone
ScreenplayBen Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
MusicFil Eisler
CinematographyJulio Macat
EditingBrian Scott Olds
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byNew Line Cinema, On the Day, Warner Bros.

IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report | CommonSenseMedia Report
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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageFrequent and moderate impact used in the context of frustration and is comedic.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceMild to moderate impact, infrequent with no blood letting.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThe material contains complex and mature comedic themes of getting divorced, motherhood, college life, love, friendships, teamwork, sisterhood, taking second chances, self introspection, family, revenge, courage, regret, finding oneself, flirting, having fun and loving life. Themes are presented in a context of comedy with the intention to create humour but certain themes would be inappropriate and confusing for children under 13 as they would expose them to pre-mature adult experiences.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
2
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
2
Profanity
3
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
4
Positive role models
3
Violence
2
Sex
3
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
4

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Caryn James quote iconMcCarthy is able to stir this party's flat bubbles.
5
24.com
Mark Kennedy quote iconWandering aimlessly in the well-worn corridors of 1980s puerile frat flicks, Life of the Party wobbles to a predictable end and then sort of finishes without a bang.
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconI'll admit a few moments of some of that had me laughing, but not enough to ignore that there simply isn't much story holding those moments together. Even in a comedy, there has to be drama and conflict in regard to the protagonist's goal, but like many a college student, there's no clear direction here.
8
Metacritic.com
32 critics
9
Rottentomatoes critics
104 critics
10
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLife of the Party's good-natured humor and abundance of onscreen talent aren't enough to make up for jumbled direction and a script that misses far more often than it hits.
8
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
9
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconTalented cast can't save rowdy comedy; lots of drinking.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
17 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
789 users
10
IMDB
1994 Netizens
11
The Movie DB
Community
12

Average .. 43%

9

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