‘Life of the Party’ Review: Melissa McCarthy’s Back-to-School Comedy’s a Buzzkill

Looking for something fun to take mom to for Mother’s Day? Do your Mom (and yourself) a favor and steer clear of Life of the Party. Melissa McCarthy is comedy royalty – it’s a scientific fact, look it up – but even the Bridesmaids star can’t keep this mom-goes-to-college fluffball from flatlining. 

McCarthy plays Deanna, a newly divorced housewife who enrolls at

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