As we approach the end of the school year, and the dog days of summer, it's a good time to look back on the months before and think of all the shenanigans we have gotten into. Unless, of course, you're already out of school. In which case, it's just another Friday closer to beach season. But in either case, you might be heading out to see Life of the Party this weekend, as Melissa McCarthy hits theaters again with her unique brand of wacky comedy. And should you be one of those opening weekend audience members, we've made a place where you can come to discuss the film, right here in this week's Rate and Discuss column!

With critical attention towards the film trending towards the negative side of the spectrum, this may be another case of a film that pleases audiences more than it does professionals. Our official review for Life of the Party had this to say about the film's supposed charms in general:

For every laugh Life of the Party earns, there's at least five gags that stretch way past their limits of tolerance.

Naturally, while we're interested to read what the critics have said, it's you the audience that matters here at Rate and Discuss. As such, we'd love to read your thoughts in the comments section, and to help those thoughts come more naturally, we're ready to offer up some useful discussion questions. Keep the following queries in mind, as you process your thoughts of Life of the Party.

Which gag from Life of the Party was your favorite?

Is Life of the Party one of Melissa McCarthy's better films?

Which side character made you laugh the most?

Were the social messages in Life of the Party well played, or do you think they clashed with the tone of the film?

Seeing as you've freshly revisited the events of Life of the Party, now's as good a time as any to ask you to assign a numerical rating to the film's product. On the traditional scale of 0 to 5, rate the film in the poll below. After logging your score, don't forget to share your rating, as well as your reasons for why you've rated the film as such, with your comments below.

How Many Stars Would You Give Life Of The Party?
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Before we let you go out into the wild for the weekend, enriched by the experience Life of the Party has given you, we'd like to suggest some further reading into the movie's inner workings. Specifically, you can read about how Melissa McCarthy used experience from her previous films to bring Deanna to life as the heart of Life of the Party. Though that's not all that McCarthy drew on to make her performance stand out, as she also apparently uses her wardrobe to really tie her characters together.

That's all we have for this weekend, so leave us your thoughts, and rate and discuss Life of the Party in the manner you've become accustomed to below. Next week, we'll be rating and discussing the latest romantic comedy / historical drama to hit Hollywood's watchful gaze, Deadpool 2, so be ready to come at us with your thoughts.

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