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Admit One 5/11

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”

Breaking In

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”

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