Life of the Party Reviews

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March 16, 2020
The modern academic landscape of safe spaces and microaggression measurement might have given the old premise a good jolt, but Falcone and McCarthy take the easier route of throwing her character into the epic partying of the Greek system.
January 13, 2020
At its core, this hysterically sweet film has a big, loving, kind heart.
January 10, 2020
This is a movie you just sit and watch and enjoy. It's not even one you need to see in the theaters, you can wait and it'll still be enjoyable when it's in constant rotation on TNT or FX every weekend.
October 29, 2019
Life of the Party comes with a good concept, but a weak script and cheap gags drag it down. Might have been better after a few more drafts.
August 19, 2019
McCarthy's third creative collaboration with her husband, director Ben Falcone, is funnier and fresher than their previous work together (Tammy, The Boss) thanks to its supporting cast and surprising depth.
August 8, 2019
Hate to be the party pooper, but this one fell flat.
July 18, 2019
Much of Life of the Party is trite, derivative and/or simply stupid. Yet it's nice to see McCarthy and Falcone giving this that old college try -- and almost pulling it off with honors.
May 21, 2019
Structurally and dramatically the film is like its protagonist - it does not hold up well under scrutiny but gets by on its own, loopy inoffensiveness.
May 15, 2019
Life of the Party might have a few laughs here and there but it is ultimately quite boring and has very little to offer the comedy genre.
April 16, 2019
There are at least two moments funny enough to bring down the house, and despite Life of the Party's flaws, I appreciated the attempt by McCarthy and husband Falcone to create a college movie that plays nice for a change.
March 20, 2019
This must be what it's like to watch movies in hell.
February 26, 2019
I laughed enough to enjoy myself and the supporting cast is strong .
February 15, 2019
[McCarthy's] mishaps and triumphs are breezy enough; yet, for the most part, the laughs don't come.
February 13, 2019
Somewhere inside the rushed, commercial shell of Life of the Party lies an unformed but much better film merely hinted at in this release.
February 7, 2019
It's a fine example of a Melissa McCarthy vehicle, a film constructed primarily to allow her to unleash her own particular brand of mania and physicality on the viewing public. If you dig that, as I do, then you're going to have a great time.
January 15, 2019
Fresh comedy starring one of the best female comedians of our generation. What else do we need? [Full review in Spanish].
November 12, 2018
It takes until the film's second half for this party to find any life, but the latest Mellissa McCarthy/Ben Falcone collaboration still feels devoid of any larger sense of purpose.
November 6, 2018
The plot of Life of the Party often feels like filler that only exists to link the comedic scenes together and consequently everything else about it suffers.
October 18, 2018
The script, however ... does them few favors; Life of the Party never finds conflict or drive.
October 18, 2018
Let's be honest, no one in fifty years is going to call Life of the Party a career highpoint. It'll be any wonder people will remember it at all.
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