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Life of the Party review: packs more than punch

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To cheer themselves up after the death of their friend, a trio decide to throw the longest party ever – turning themselves into fully fledged 24 hour party people.
 
Michael Budd’s (known for The Matrix Reloaded and The Cold Light of Day) debut feature film, Life of the Party succeeds in portraying repression, anxiety and grief.
Because, contrary to the title, it’s not about the party. The party is a much-needed distraction from the three friends’ lives.
Characters are initially deceptively idiosyncratic, but as the party goes on Sandra, Kray and Jason unravel, leading to a dark, unexpected final act.
Wonderful cityscape shots and commendable performances from Damien Sommerlad and Christopher Kirby make for a watchable, worthy first feature.
Find out more about Life of the Party on:
IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes and don’t forget to follow Michael Budd on Twitter @zioncontroller.

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