Melissa McCarthy stars as a mom who goes back to the college where her daughter attends as seen in the trailer for Life of the Party.
The trailer for Life of the Party had just made its debut in The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday, Feb. 4. The comedy film would revolve around the character of McCarthy, Deanna, and the person who she would become after her decisions.
The clip started with McCarthy in the bathroom compiling his husband's things, along with the photo of their marriage in the hallway. She then burned these in the yard, establishing that her husband had left her.
Deanna then decided to enter college again, where she becomes Dee Rock. Coincidentally, she attends the school where her daughter Maddie, played by Molly Gordon, goes to.
"I don't regret staying home and being your mom, but I regret not getting my degree," Deanna said.
Like a mother and daughter tandem, Maddie gives her mom a fitting and appropriate makeover. Lo and behold, Deanna easily found herself in the university and obviously did not have a hard time fitting in.
McCarthy's character then went on to party and at some point and found herself making out with someone at the library. Even with the new experience and the freedom she has, Deanna makes sure that she is still a mom to her daughter.
Life of the Party hits big screens on May 11, a timely premiere considering Mother's Day. McCarthy's husband, Ben Falcone, directed the film that was inspired by the 1986 book Back to School.
The husband and wife duo, along with Chris Henchy, produced the film via their company On The Day. Executive producers are Richard Brener, Toby Emmerich, Michael Disco, and David Siegel.
It also stars Chris Parnell, Gillian Jacobs, Jessie Ennis, Adria Arjona, Stephen Root, Jacki Weaver, and Julie Bowen. Maya Rudolph will play as McCarthy's character's best friend. The two have also worked in various films such as The Boss. Fans could also expect What a Girl Wants singer Christina Aguilera to make a guest appearance.
Meanwhile, a mother and her daughter from the audience in The Ellen DeGeneres Show were given the chance to make their dreams come true. In partnership with the show, Falcone and McCarthy gave $75,000 to support Chassidy Jackson-Goodwin and Jaida Jackson to finish their education. Just like in the movie, Chassidy was forced to stop her schooling to raise Jaida.