This little movie is pretty darn cute. It’s got a happy spirit to it, and Melissa McCarthy did a bang up job. I’m not a huge fan of hers, but this was highly amusing, and had a sweet bit of heart. The sorority girls are especially charming, and Deanna’s adult best friend steals the show several times. Some scenes are outragously funny (there’s a wild scene with pot-based humor, so heads up).
The theme of going back to college is positive; a good message for those of us who miss school and the “good old days.” There’s a lovely sense of nostalgia throughout, and a great 80s party in the mix. For those of us who lived through the 1980s, the scene is a real hoot.
If you’re sad about going through a current divorce, this might be too painful for you right now. If you are starting to get over it, you’ll enjoy Life of the Party a lot more.
It’s a fluffy film, but worth seeing if you need a little laughter. I’d probably wait for the DVD though, and save your movie dollars for this summer’s blockbusters.
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Co-Creator of RunPee, Chief of Operations, Content Director, and Managing Editor. RunPee Jilly likes galaxy-spanning sci fi, superhero sagas, fantasy films, YA dystopians, action thrillers, chick flicks, and zany comedies, in that order…and possesses an inspiringly small bladder. In fact, that little bladder sparked the creation of RunPee. (Good thing she’s learned to hold it.)