Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over


  • Genre: Comedy

  • Release date(s):

  • Run time: 105 minutes

  • Director(s): Ben Falcone

  • Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Molly Gordon, Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs, Debby Ryan, Jacki Weaver, Shannon Purser, Stephen Root, Heidi Gardner, Luke Benward

  • BBFCinsight: moderate sex references, drug misuse, language, comic violence

  • Synopsis: LIFE OF THE PARTY is a US comedy in which a woman goes back to college after her husband leaves her.

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LIFE OF THE PARTY is a US comedy in which a woman goes back to college after her husband leaves her.


Moderate sex references include jokes about the size and name of people's privates. In one scene, we see a couple adjusting their clothes after apparently having sex in a library, but no sexual activity actually takes place on screen.


A group of women accidentally eat brownies laced with drugs. They proceed to act foolishly and vandalise property while under the influence. The drug misuse is not glamorised or seen as a good thing. There is also an additional verbal reference to another drug.


There are several uses of moderate language and some milder terms. There is also some rude wordplay during an archaeology lecture.


A comic fight scene between two women includes a kick to the crotch and a headbutt.

There are numerous party scenes during which characters consume alcohol and play drinking games.

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