Life of the Party (2007)





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A former high-school track star who has taken to staving off reality with the all-too-occasional cocktail must summon the strength to save his marriage and pull back from the abyss when his friends and family stage an intervention that goes horribly awry. Michael Elgin (Eion Bailey) may have been a master of the track back in high school, but now he's hit his thirties and his once-perfect form has devolved into a depressing drunken stumble. Life after high school just wasn't what he expected, and when his wife (Ellen Pompeo) threatens to walk out while his career hangs by a thread Michael simply drinks away the pain. Michael isn't alone in life though, and when he crashes his best friend's car and emerges miraculously unscathed the people who care for him most plan an emergency intervention. When Michael arrives home one day to find his friends and family waiting for him it appears as if the jig is up, but the psychiatrist who was supposed to lead the intervention proves a no-show and crafty Michael skillfully convinces his guests to stay and party. Some things just aren't a laughing matter though, and as tensions flare and bottled-up secrets spill Michael finally begins to realize just how dire his situation has truly become.
R (adult situations/language)
Comedy , Drama
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Eion Bailey
as Michael
Ellen Pompeo
as Phoebe
Gabriel Olds
as Stuart
John Ales
as Artie
Pamela Reed
as Evelyn
Rosalind Chao
as Mei Lin
Larry Miller
as Dr. Trent
Kristin Bauer
as Caroline
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This could, I suppose, be the grounds for a sharp dark comedy. But in Grant's hands, it comes out all wrong.

Full Review… | May 12, 2007

Audience Reviews for Life of the Party

I saw the preview for this at the beginning of a Zooey Dechanel movie. I had high hopes for this movie and it is entertaining but I just couldn't get into it. I turned it off about halfway through.

shane haley
shane haley

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I thought it was going to be funny. It was a serious movie with a few funny spots. Don't get me wrong, it was a good movie but NOT what i was expecting.

Rory Reyes
Rory Reyes

Wow, they made the previews look like it would be this really funny movie with the serious undertone. Instead, it's a movie that is maybe trying to be funny but isn't at all-- it's all preachy.

Cindy F
Cindy F

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