Life of the Party Movie Review: Old School, New Life
Need a night out?
in reality…who doesn’t…?
So, grab your spouse, older kids, or friends and hit the movies! Life of the Party might be the perfect fit.
Life of the Party Movie Review
Last week I watched a sneak peek screening of “Life of the Party”. Now I’m sharing the good, the bad and the ugly will all of you!
Life of the Party stars Mellissa McCarthy (LOVE HER), Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen and a few other up and coming actors. I’ve seen a few of the actors on TV shows, but nothing major.
The Story Line:
We promise not to spoil it.
After dropping their daughter back off at college, Deena’s (Mellissa McCarthy) husband decides he wants a divorce after being married for decades. In response, Deena musters the confidence to return to college (with her daughter) and finally get the degree she regretfully never achieved.
The idea of having your mother tag a long on your college experience is a hilarious thought, so I was excited to see it and laugh uncontrollably. However, I thought this movie was a little sub-par compared to her other films in the past. While there were several laugh out loud moments, I felt that there wasn’t enough throughout this film.
What Did I Think?
I do believe everyone did a great job portraying their characters and they are all easily likeable, I just wish there was a little more depth and a little less chaos while trying to cram the entire year into 1 hr. and 45min.
Over all, I wouldn’t say this is the worst movie of 2018, but in my opinion it is a one (maybe two) and done kinda movie.
Life of the Party is rated PG-13 but it does showcase a lot of drinking, drugs and adult content so I don’t think it would be appropriate for someone around 13. I think this movie is a little more for the 16+ age range.
With families preparing to send off their high school grads, “Life of the Party” is a fun option for a night out in Kansas City!
We hope you enjoy this movie with your older kiddos! 🙂
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