“Life of the Party” leads this week’s new movies


New Line Cinema(LOS ANGELES) -- The following movies open nationwide on Friday:

Life of the Party -- After suddenly getting dumped by husband, a middle-aged mom -- played by Melissa McCarthy -- goes back to college and immerses herself in campus life, with some help from her daughter -- portrayed by Molly Gordon. Maya Rudolph and Matt Walsh also star. Rated PG-13.

Breaking In -- Gabrielle Union produced and stars in this thriller about a woman who fights to protect her family during a home invasion. Rated PG-13.

Opening in limited release on Friday:

The Seagull -- This film adaptation of the Anton Chekhov classic centers on a love triangle that unfolds between an aging actress, her lover and an ingenue -- played by Annette Bening, Corey Stolland Saoirse Ronan, respectively. Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy, Billy Howle and Mare Winningham also star. Rated PG-13.

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