Old school meets new life.
Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Adria Arjona, Julie Bowen, Stephen Root, Christina Aguilera, Maya Rudolph
|Screenplay||Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy|
|Editing||Brian Scott Olds|
|SA distributor||Empire Entertainment|
|Produced by||New Line Cinema, On the Day, Warner Bros.|
|Language||Frequent and moderate impact used in the context of frustration and is comedic.|
|Violence||Mild to moderate impact, infrequent with no blood letting.|
|Drug abuse||None (sic)|
|Comments||The 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.|
|PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned||Rated PG-13 for sexual material, drug content and partying|
|USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.|
|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
||Topics to talk about
|Suggested age limit
||Positive role models
||Drinking, drugs, smoking
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Caryn James McCarthy is able to stir this party's flat bubbles.
Mark Kennedy Wandering 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.
Jim Judy I'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.
Tomatometer Life 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.
|Movie Review Query Engine|
Sandie Angulo Chen Talented cast can't save rowdy comedy; lots of drinking.
What the People say
|The Movie DB|
Average .. 43%