Visiting the Set of LIFE OF THE PARTY – In Theaters May 11
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LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy

LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy

Travel and accommodations provided by Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions are my own. This LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy is #sponsored.

LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy

Back in 2016 I had the opportunity to do a set visit here in Georgia for the new movie LIFE OF THE PARTY which will be out in theaters on May 11, 2018. We visited a set on a beautiful, old Georgia plantation where they were filming outside of Atlanta. The scene they were filming on that day was one where Melissa and her husband dropping their daughter off for college. It was touching yet funny because Deanna (McCarthy's character) has a hard time letting her daughter go off to college. Really letting her go at all which makes this scene so relatable to me as a mother.

LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy

About LIFE OF THE PARTY movie

When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna (McCarthy) turns regret into re-set by going back to college…landing in the same class and school as her daughter, who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, the increasingly outspoken Deanna—now Dee Rock—embraces freedom, fun and frat boys on her own terms, finding her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Husband and wife team McCarthy and Falcone co-wrote the screenplay and produced through their production company, On the Day. Chris Henchy also produced the film, with Toby Emmerich, Richard Brener, Michael Disco and David Siegel serving as executive producers.

LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthyThe film also stars Gillian Jacobs (“Don’t Think Twice,” “Love,” “Community”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids,” “Sisters”), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Matt Walsh (“Veep,” “Ghostbusters”), Molly Gordon (“Love the Coopers,” “Animal Kingdom”), with Stephen Root (“Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates”), and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver (“Silver Linings Playbook,” “Animal Kingdom”), Jessie Ennis (“Better Call Saul”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective,” “Emerald City”), Debby Ryan (“Jessie”) and Jimmy O. Yang (“Silicon Valley”).

LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy

One of the things that really struck me while on set was the sheer number of people and the effort that it took to film a single scene in the movie. It was fascinating to see all of the people and equipment working together to create that moment in film.With just three main characters on camera, it took many working parts to get things right. It was amazing to see everything sync up scene after scene while coming together in the most perfect way. You knew it was right and the end of the scene just from the way the director yelled cut. It was the excitement in his voice. The director also being Melissa's husband, Ben Falcone and incidentally the “hungry bear” from Bridesmaids. They shot that scene 3-4 times before they were finally happy with it.

LIFE OF THE PARTY Official Trailer

See LIFE OF THE PARTY starring Melissa McCarthy, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh and more. You can see it in theaters on May 11, 2108. Rated PG-13.

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Travel and accommodations provided by Warner Bros. Pictures. All opinions are my own. This LIFE OF THE PARTY movie set visit with Melissa McCarthy is #sponsored.

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  1. Melissa McCarthy is so funny that anything she is in is bound to be great for a laugh. This looks like it will be no exception.

  2. Hands up I love Melissa McCarthy, she is just so funny and I bet this film is no exception! I am going to have to keep my eye out for it coming out!

  3. I just saw my first commercial for this last week.  It looks like it will be a really funny movie! That had to have been cool that you got to meet her! 

  4. Set visits are so fun! I went on one recently and I love the behind the scenes feel of them. This new movie looks like it will be a funny one!

  5. Bonnie G

    I haven’t heard of this movie until now. Looks like it is a really great movie. Can’t wait to see it.

  6. Melissa McCarthy is one of my most favorite actors. I watched the video and I just can’t wait to see the movie. She is just so easily funny, and sometimes I am not sure she has to try.

  7. I love Melissa McCarthy! …But who doesn’t, right? 😉 I’ve watched some of her interviews and she seems like she would be just as much fun to hang out with in real life.

  8. I gotta see this movie! I’m a huge Melissa McCarthy fan. l’ve been a fan of hers from way back in her Gilmore Girl’s days. This movie looks so funny!

  9. I just love Melissa McCarthy. I can’t wait to see this movie. Everything she stars in turns out to be better than the last.

  10. I just love Melissa McCarthy, and this storyline sounds right up my alley as well. Thanks for the heads-up … I’ll add it to my must-see list!

  11. This would be a fun movie to watch. I can’t wait for it to be shown here in our local theatre. The Vagoogle lol.

  12. robin rue

    I am super excited for this movie. I LOVE Melissa McCarthy!!

  13. I just saw this movie trailer two days ago! One of my friends shared it with me. Melissa is such a funny lady. Loved her in all of her movies, as well as Mike and Molly.

  14. I loved Melissa McCarthy in Mike and Molly! Her movies have always delivered a lot of laughs as well. This should really be a funny movie.

  15. Great trailer and the cast is amazing. I am looking forward to this movie. Melissa Mccarthy is so much fun in all she does.

  16. Alessandra Lim

    This is another fun movie to look forward to! Just reading the synopsis made me smile. So many similarities there with being a mom! Thanks for letting me in on this new movie!

  17. How exciting! I love Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph, so I’m looking forward to seeing this movie. I’m sure it’s going to be hilarious!

  18. I can’t wait to see this movie. Melissa Mccarthy is so funny! I love everything she is in.

  19. Jeanine

    Melissa is HILARIOUS. I am looking forward to seeing this. I adore her movies everything is too funny!

  20. I have been a huge fan of Melissa McCarthy since her Gilmore Girls days. I am really looking forward to seeing Life of the Party. It looks hilarious! And how super cool to get a behind the scenes look at the film being made. What an incredible opportunity!

  21. I just saw the trailer for the first time! It looks like it will be a really funny movie! That had to have been great that being there on the movie set! 

  22. I like her acting style a lot. Hipe I will watch a real movie scene process in real life one day, that should  be fun!

  23. This movie sounds so awesome! I can’t wait to see it!

  24. It’s so awesome that you got to see the set and how everything works when a movie is being made. Getting the chance to also speak with Melissa is amazing. I’m sure this movie is going to be fun and entertaining.

  25. I love Melissa Mccarthy and I think she’s a brilliant comedian. I can’t wait to see her new movie, since I also loved the trailer very much!

  26. Kiwi

    That sounds so fun! How cool is that you got to go on set, I love Melissa Mccarthy I am sure this is going to be hilarious!

  27. Melissa McCarthy is one of the funniest actresses in Hollywood. Gotta love her! I bet this movie is hilarious!

  28. Melissa McCarthy is SO funny! This movie looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it!

  29. this looks AMAZING!!! i want to see this movie, asap!!! and what a fun opportunity!!! 

  30. I can’t wait to see this movie. I love Melissa McCarthy and I’ve seen everything she’s been in, I won’t miss this one.

  31. Pam Wattenbarger

    This sounds like it will be a really funny movie. I have always liked Melissa McCarthy.

  32. This looks hilarious! What an incredible cast. And WOWZA, what an awesome press trip for you! I can’t wait to see this!!

  33. Reesa Lewandowski

    How fun it must have been to be on set! I love Melissa McCarthy and I cannot wait to see the film!

  34. I am so jealous. I love Melissa McCarthy. I can’t wait to see this movie!

  35. I love Melissa McCarthy because she always makes me laugh! This looks like a movie I will definitely be going to see…plus how fun is getting to go to a movie set! Awesome!

  36. I just saw the trailer for this!! I love Melissa – so good!! I can’t wait to see this one!

  37. I cannot wait to see this movie! Melissa is such a funny lady! Her mannerisms and sense of humor keeps me laughing!

  38. What an awesome experience! I enjoy Melissa McCarthy, I will add this to my must see list!

  39. This looks like such a great movie! My family and I can’t wait to see this.

  40. I must say, anything with Melissa Mccarthy is worth making a trip to the theatres for. I cannot wait for this movie – I always love a good comedy.

  41. I’m a huge Melissa McCarthy fan and can’t wait to see this fun movie. How cool that you were able to go on set behind the scenes during filming, that photo of you in the director’s chair is priceless.

  42. That looks like a fun movie! So cool that you got to be on set! This seems like a great movie for the whole family.

  43. So cool that you got to see behind the scenes. This looks like such a fun movie.

  44. Melissa McCarthy is a hit or miss for me when it comes to movies. I’ll have to go watch the trailer and see what I think.

  45. Annemarie LeBlanc

    This sure looks like a really fun movie to watch. I love how it sends a message that a failed relationship is not the end of the world.

  46. Jennifer Van Huss

    I love Melissa McCarthy!! She is not afraid to be herself and she is an amazing actress. I’m so jealous you got to meet her! What a cool experience! I can’t wait to see this movie!

  47. This looks like it’s going to be hilarious. I can’t wait for this movie to be released. Of course, anything with Melissa McCarthy in it is always a winner for me.

  48. Getting a behind-the-scenes look at how big movies like this are created is so cool. I love Melissa McCarthy and this movie looks great!

  49. Kristi

    I love funny movies and even better when they have a favorite actress. Melissa is awesome! Love her!

  50. Dogvills

    This is a must-watch movie for me. At this point in time, I would rather watch comedies than action/crime/mystery movies. I can only imagine what it would be like if me and my daughter attended the same classes.like Deanna!

  51. This movie looks hilarious and the plot hits home with my own baby starting high school next year. Heck, anything with Melissa McCarthy is bound to be great!

  52. Amy

    This sounds like it is going to be a fun movie. It is going to be so cool knowing that some of my bloggy buddies got to visit when I watch it.

  53. Yes, yes, and yes! Melissa McCarthy is queen and I love all of her movies. I especially loved her in Bridesmaids but I am definitely excited to see this one.

  54. I didn’t realize she had another movie coming out! Seems like she is in real high demand right now!

  55. Randi

    That looks like such a good movie … and what a fun experience to be on set!

  56. I’m kind of “eh” on her typical slapstick humor, but I do so enjoy her as an actress and person. So I’ll probably see it and support it. <3

  57. This looks absolutely hysterical! Love watching her flourish from her days after Sookie on Gilmore Girls! Going to mark this on the DVR!

  58. I cannot wait to see this movie! I love Melissa McCarthy! 

  59. I just watched the trailer. Now I really can’t wait to see it.

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