Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "Life of the Party."
Photo courtesy of Hopper Stone/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP
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There are much better ways to spend your time than sitting through Melissa McCarthy's uninspired and forced "Life of the Party".McCarthy plays a frumpy housewife in middle age who returns to college alongside her daughter after her husband of 23 years dumps her. Young people may not recognize that the premise has been swiped from "Back to School" (1986) with Rodney Dangerfield, but every other cliche of college movies is present in "Life of the Party". McCarthy's welcome manic, anarchic energy is mostly missing from "Life of the Party" and few of her co-stars offer much.Wandering aimlessly in the well-worn corridors of '80s puerile frat flicks, "Life of the Party" wobbles to a predictable end and then sort of finishes without a bang."Life of the Party" is screening in Beirut-area theaters.
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