Life of the Party (2005 film)

Life of the Party is a 2005 film with Eion Bailey and Ellen Pompeo. It was written and directed by Barra Grant.

Life of the Party
Directed byBarra Grant
Produced byBrian Reilly
Screenplay byBarra Grant
StarringEion Bailey
Ellen Pompeo
Music byMark Adler
CinematographyLawrence Sher
Edited byPamela Martin
Distributed byLifetime Network
Release date
April 10, 2007
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited States


Michael Elgin, former high school track star, now in his thirties, is floundering. He keeps life's realities at bay by having too many cocktails a few nights too often. One night, he crashes into a tree, emerges unscathed but catalyzes those who care into organizing an intervention. Michael comes home to find the group waiting: his friends, co-workers, parents, his wife, his new girlfriend. The group is nervous. The psychiatrist who was supposed to guide them is stuck in town with a suicidal patient. True to form, Michael takes over, and turns the event into yet another party. All the invitees start drinking themselves and the event spirals out of control. Secrets are revealed, emotions erupt, relationships disintegrate and Michael's life comes crashing down around him. In the aftermath, as he tries to pick up the pieces, Michael finally hits bottom, and is forced to face his demons.




Association Category Recipient Result Ref
Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in a Children/Youth/Family Special Eion Bailey Won
LA Femme International Film Festival Best Writer Barra Grant Won

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