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This Mother’s Day weekend, Melissa McCarthy is the Life of the Party. In theaters May 11! 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 “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.
I can relate a little to this story-line. At 48, my marriage is strong, but our youngest is now attending our local college and making plans to move out of the house. A part of me says, okay we’ve done our job, now we’re going to be empty nesters, it’s our time to party, but honestly, the thought of her moving out has me wondering, what will I really do next? How will I go from staying up every night until I know she she is home safe, to not seeing her everyday? I could easily take a class or two at the same college to further my career. I’m sure she would love to see me do that and we would totally see each other on campus everyday, maybe even drive in together. While, I don’t think this will actually happen due to her complete embarrassment, I do think about it, and can see how easy it could. I think for now, I’m just going to keep texting, calling and Facebooking, trying to keep us close through these big life changes. Maybe my husband and I will loosen up a little, enjoy some of the outgoing things we did before we had kids.
I’m really looking forward to seeing this movie and hopefully our daughter will go see it with me and have a good laugh.
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