It’s a tale as old as time: girl goes out to party. Girl whacks her head on a toilet. Girl meets her guardian angel and is granted five days to escape her final destination of the fiery pits of hell by making amends on Earth.
Welcome to Afterlife of the Party.
The feature stars Victoria Justice as condemned party girl Cassie. While “a second chance to make amends” is a pretty old trope, Afterlife of the Party does put a bit of a spin on it. Interestingly, it appears that Cassie will return to Earth while people actually know she’s dead. Usually these plots follow more of a time-rewind to when the character was alive. So, I’m interested to see how this one plays out differently.
Here’s the official synopsis from Netflix:
Party planner and social butterfly Cassie (Victoria Justice) is on top of the world, but a freak accident during her 25th birthday extravaganza brings it all crashing down – literally. When she finds herself in the waiting room of the afterlife, Cassie meets Val, her guardian angel, who explains that she has five days as an angel-in-training to make things right on Earth with the people who meant the most to her: her lifelong best friend Lisa (Midori Francis), her grieving father, and her estranged mother.
In order to repair those relationships and make it to the big VIP room in the sky, Cassie breaks through the spiritual plane to communicate with Lisa and enlists her help to set things right with everyone. In her journey of reflection and forgiveness, and, in true Cassie fashion, a few makeovers and impromptu dance parties along the way, Cassie finds that she might be the one with the most to learn.
Featuring the perfect balance of heart and hilarity, Afterlife of the Party is a modern testament to the power of female friendship, the magic of a perfect pop song, and the importance of living and loving each day like it’s your last.
Afterlife of the Party hits Netflix September 2.