Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Ben Falcone
Director: Ben Falcone
Runtime: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Comedy | 2018
There are some movies with Melissa McCarthy that I love and then there are some that I hate. I think it depends on which type of comedy she's trying to pull off. Is it the immature sex jokes or is the immature fart jokes? Well, I'm a little childish when it comes to things that are funny. Life of the Party is perfect because it's about and older woman, a mom, who goes back to college and is thrown into the 2010's of college parties when all she knows is the 1980s colleges parties back in the day. Of course, the movie isn't complete without a nice back story of an awesome mother daughter relationship and the fights of a divorce.
I found this movie to be pretty funny, like laugh out loud funny for me and my fiance. I loved the incorporation of Christina Aguilera, which I'm pretty sure was meant to be comedic, though I'm not 100% sure why. Deanna's roommate was the perfect opposite of her and it worked out great on screen. And then there was the times where she gets drunk, high, and last but not least gets a young guy to fall head over heels for her.
Unlike other movies like this, there wasn't a falling out between her and her daughter. Typically, especially after the get high and trash things scene, the daughter would be so pissed that she'd stop talking to her mother and what not. That didn't happen, and it was a surprise for me because I'm pretty good at reading the direction of movies. It was nice.
Overall, I liked this movie. It's a feel good movie that has plenty of laughs to get you through. This is a McCarthy movie that is great to watch and I would recommend it if you don't like the immature sex jokes all the time type movies like me. (4/5).
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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