Life of the Party

Original Title:
Life of the Party
United States
Release Date:
May 11, 2018 (United States)
Running Time:
105 min.
PG-13 (for sexual material, drug content and partying)
Ben Falcone
Ben Falcone, Melissa McCarthy
Fil Eisler
Julio Macat
Adria Arjona, Chris Parnell, Christina Aguilera, Debby Ryan, Gillian Jacobs, Heidi Gardner, Jacki Weaver, Jessie Ennis, Jimmy O. Yang, Julie Bowen, Luke Benward, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy, Sarah Baker, Shannon Purser, Stephen Root
© Warner Bros. Pictures
New Line Cinema’s comedy Life of the Party stars Melissa McCarthy under the direction of Ben Falcone.

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

The film also stars Gillian Jacobs (Don’t Think Twice, Love, Community), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids, Sisters), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Matt Walsh (Veep, Ghostbusters), Molly Gordon (Love the Coopers, Animal Kingdom), with Stephen Root (Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook, Animal Kingdom), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul), Adria Arjona (True Detective, Emerald City), Debby Ryan (Jessie) and Jimmy O. Yang (Silicon Valley).

McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day. Chris Henchy also produced the film, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and David Siegel serving as executive producers.

Falcone’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Julio Macat (The Boss, Horrible Bosses 2, Daddy’s Home); production designer Rusty Smith (The Boss); editor Brian Olds (Central Intelligence); and costume designer Louise Mingenbach (The Hangover films). The music is by Fil Eisler (How to Be Single, Empire).

New Line Cinema Presents, an On the Day Production, Life of the Party. Slated for release on May 11, 2018, the film will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company. It has been rated PG-13.