Life of the Party
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Maya Rudolph, Julie Bowen, Matt Walsh, Molly Gordon, Debby Ryan
Directed by: Ben Falcone
Plot: When her husband suddenly dumps her, longtime dedicated housewife Deanna 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.
Rotten Tomatoes Freshness: 40%
Critic Consensus: “Life of the Party‘s good-natured humor and abundance of onscreen talent aren’t enough to make up for jumbled direction and a script that misses far more often than it hits”
Starring: Gabrielle Union, Billy Burke, Richard Cabral, Ajiona Alexus, Levi Meaden, Jason George
Directed by: James McTeigue
Plot: A woman who will stop at nothing to rescue her two children being held hostage in a house designed with impenetrable security.
RT Freshness: 30%
Critic Consensus: “Breaking In is proof that Gabrielle Union deserves more leading roles — particularly in films that offer more than this rote, disposable action thriller”