Trailer: McCarthy Is The “Life of the Party”

Following its debut on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” earlier today, the trailer is now out for Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy “Life of the Party” at New Line Cinema.

Heavily inspired by the Rodney Dangerfield classic comedy “Back to School” which also starred a young Robert Downey Jr., McCarthy plays a longtime dedicated housewife who goes back to college after her husband suddenly dumps her.

Deanna lands in the same class and school as her daughter, Maddie (Molly Gordon), who’s not entirely sold on the idea. Plunging headlong into the campus experience, she finds her true self in a senior year no one ever expected.

Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, with Stephen Root and Jacki Weaver co-star. “Life of the Party” opens on May 11th.