2.5

Life of the Party

Comedy


 

A middle-aged mother goes back to college to get her degree.

"Life Of The Party" is a cute comedy that while funny, doesn't quite hit all the right notes. This film features some adorkable moments but there's a sense of desperation to the story that makes everything seem like it's trying just a little too hard. There are some wonderful moments of self-reflection, highlighting female empowerment and going after your dreams, but they're often undercut by the use of cheap parlour tricks to get laughs. We like to party.

Jessica Avelsgaard

Wide Release 10th May 2018
Roadshow Films 105 mins