Life of the Party [DVD] [2005]

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Special Features

  • Widescreen presentation
  • Drunken Not Stirred: The Making of Life of the Party
  • Filmmaker commentary with writer/director Barra Grant
  • Life of the Party trailer
  • Trailer gallery
  • Dolby Stereo 2.0
  • English subtitles
  • Spanish Subtitles


Life of the Party
A former high-school track star who has taken to staving off reality with the all-too-occasional cocktail must summon the strength to save his marriage and pull back from the abyss when his friends and family stage an intervention that goes horribly awry. Michael Elgin (Eion Bailey) may have been a master of the track back in high school, but now he's hit his thirties and his once-perfect form has devolved into a depressing drunken stumble. Life after high school just wasn't what he expected, and when his wife (Ellen Pompeo) threatens to walk out while his career hangs by a thread Michael simply drinks away the pain. Michael isn't alone in life though, and when he crashes his best friend's car and emerges miraculously unscathed the people who care for him most plan an emergency intervention. When Michael arrives home one day to find his friends and family waiting for him it appears as if the jig is up, but the psychiatrist who was supposed to lead the intervention proves a no-show and crafty Michael skillfully convinces his guests to stay and party. Some things just aren't a laughing matter though, and as tensions flare and bottled-up secrets spill Michael finally begins to realize just how dire his situation has truly become. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Eion Bailey
    Eion Bailey - Michael
  • Ellen Pompeo
    Ellen Pompeo - Phoebe
  • Gabriel Olds
    Gabriel Olds - Stuart
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
    Clifton Collins Jr. - Kipp
  • John Ales
    John Ales - Artie
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