Who thought that partying hard can kill? Afterlife of the Party is a predictable movie that I really enjoyed watching.
If you’re looking for a story that will tug at the heartstrings in unexpected ways, you might just find yourself embracing this film’s contemporary notes. But if you’re looking for a party, it’s not here.
This supernatural dramedy is predictable, but its two charismatic stars keep it from suffering as clumsy a death as its main character. The chemistry between Cassie (Victoria Justice) and Lisa (Midori Francis) will have the target audience smiling. I’m for Victoria Justice and her clumsiness. Love it! To be honest, Justice carries off this tear-jerker, mainly because she has to… Almost everybody else cast in it is “adequate,” and not much more.
Under all the glossy surface, the movie has a lot of meaning. Afterlife of the Party is a subtle reminder that one should never take friendships or family for granted for you never know when your time is up. Live in the moment as if it is always your last day on earth. Even though it’s not obvious, this movie has some magic to it: it packs in a disarming amount of palpable poignancy that sneaks up on its audience when they least expect it.
Should you watch it?
If you look past some of the plot contrivances, Afterlife of the Party is a comical movie that reminds you to make the most out of moments with people you’re close to. It is a middle-of-the-road comedy film for Netflix–it’s not essential viewing, but you might take away something from watching.
Where can I watch it?
You can stream Afterlife of the Party exclusively on Netflix.