Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!
Excellent but underrated film
The movie turns out to be a little better than the average. Starting from a romantic formula often seen in the cinema, it ends in the most predictable (and somewhat bland) way.
Through painfully honest and emotional moments, the movie becomes irresistibly relatable
I sat through this wondering what was the name of that other really awful McCarthy film, then cringed some more at this attempt at humour. I was convinced that it must have been written by a misogynistic young man. Not only were the female characters caricatures, but one gal even used a term of the crazed Incels as the name for her lady parts. I wanted to laugh, but instead I felt sick watching this. I've been a fan of McCathy since 'Pumpkin', which is one of my all time favourite films. Satire that knows it's satire. By the end this film, I was sad. I saw it was written by Melissa herself and her husband Ben Falcone, who also directed. It was this same collaboration that gave us the unfortunate 'Tammy', which was that other really awful McCarthy film that I was thinking of. I understand wanting to have film babies with your spouse. It's great! These two are brilliant together as actors, 'Bridesmaids' was a prime example of that, but not collaborators in writing and directing. The process must be fun, but the results are not pretty. I'll avoid seeing 'The Boss' and the latest 'Superintelligence', which was written by Steve Mallory, but it's only his 3rd ever writing credit. The second was 'The Boss', with Falcone and McCarthy. I really do hope to see Melissa in something good again, one day.
The "writers" on this "comedy" must have been on something when they created this abomination. Somehow they managed to make me despise otherwise talented actors through their sloppy, unfunny, and boring script. Save yourself some time and avoid this turd at all costs.
Life of the Party (2.5 out of 5 stars).Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone tackle on another comedy film after their last two lacklusters of Tammy and The Boss film. Life of the Party is no different than McCarthy's previous comedy films. Yes, she is a likable actress. But her humor gets old very fast when it is nothing but insults towards others. And the movie itself has nothing else to show for it. The plot follows Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) and her husband Dan (Matt Walsh) dropping their daughter Maddie (Molly Gordon) off at a university. Deanna upset and sad her baby girl is all grown up. But also gets the unexpected news that her husband wants a divorce. Once home, Deanna tries to move on by burning all his stuff and realizes that she dropped out of college just cause her husband told her too. She decides to enroll back to the university that her daughter is going too. So she can finally finish school.The plot is predictable. From the opening scene with her distant husband that has a look that he is bored with their marriage. And Deanna visiting her daughter in college which her daughter friends are more excited to have her mother there. With Deanna visiting Maddy and her friends at their frat house. With her friends all having personal issues of their own which Deanna tries to fix. And Deanna and a frat boy getting frisky every time they see each other after their one night stand at a party. Deanna is living the party life that she once missed out when she was young. The film does get boring when all the jokes are running dry. Melissa McCarthy can go so far with the humor before her jokes are all the same. It gets dull and tedious. If you seen Tammy or The Boss, this movie is basically the same with the comedic level. Were McCarthy pokes jokes at herself and others. Always being a loud mouth in public. But when she is in front of the classroom, she gets stage fright and has an anxiety? But she is okay with being on stage at a frat party. The humor can be overdone and laughs get very few in between. Sure, Maddy's friends seem to be weird and awkward and can bring in a few laughs. Or an awkward dinner at a restaurant when Deanna runs into her boy toy as he is the waiter. And her ex husband and his new girlfriend conveniently being there. Overall, Life of the Party is a bad film. Melissa McCarthy is a sweet comedic actress. But her latest work is becoming repetitive with her humor. And this film is definitely a miss when it is becoming tedious.
I went in to this thinking it's gonna be classic McCarthy comedy, and there were a couple of really funny scenes, but the rest is... cute. It's a cute feel good movie for a sunday night, and for that it's good enough for me.