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Drunken, not Stirred
Life of the Party is a 2005 Dramedy movie which tells the story of Michael Elgin, former high school track star and current alcoholic. After he borrows, and subsequently wrecks, his friends mint car, his friends and family stage an intervention including friends, co-workers, his parents, his wife, and his girlfriend. Problem is, the therapist who was intended to guide them through it never shows up, forcing the interventionists to wing it...


This movie contains examples of:

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  • Amazingly Embarrassing Parents: Michael's mother.
  • Drunk Driver: It's the straw that breaks the camel's back, leading to the intervention.
  • False Roulette: As per the entry under Russian Roulette, Michael didn't load the bullet into the gun before starting his "game".
  • Life of the Party: Michael sees himself as the fun version of this. Through the movie, he learns that people actually see him as the obnoxious sort.
  • Russian Roulette: Michael plays this with his friends, claiming to have left only one bullet in the gun, and repeatedly pulling the trigger as he points it at them and himself. He left the bullet in his pocket.
  • Staging an Intervention: It's the main plot with the twist being that the therapist doesn't show up and the people involved try to wing it.

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