Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph narrowly make this a comedy worth seeing. Outside of those two, the other characters are not funny. McCarthy is both sweet and comedic in her role and Rudolph is absurd and hilarious in her scenes. For what the premise is, "Life of the Party" leaves a lot of potential laughs on the table. Some moments are really hilarious, others seem overly forced. When it feels like the actors themselves aren't into the jokes they are selling that is a big sign of forced comedy and it feels like there is a lot of that going on in this movie. The direction is choppy and the script isn't that great. However, McCarthy sells her role extremely well. She is given very little to work with and she makes the most of it in great fashion. This comedy is a good break between all the superhero movies that are being released. It may not be McCarthy's best movie, but it is not her worst either. It is a movie worth seeing if you want to see a Melissa McCarthy+college party movie. There is some heart in this film, and not a whole lot of brain which makes for a decent, albeit not revolutionary comedy. Overall, I give this film a 6/10.