If you’re looking for a feel-good movie that is full of heart look no further than the latest Netflix Original Movie, Afterlife of the Party starring Victoria Justice (Victorious) and Midori Francis (Dash and Lily) – make sure to grab your tissues!
Afterlife of the Party tells the story of party girl Cassie (Justice); who seems to only care about social media, shallow friendships, and herself. After getting into a fight with her best friend, Lisa (Francis), Cassie experiences the ultimate party foul…dying. However, hope is not lost, and she is tasked with making amends with 3 people in order to prove that she’s worthy of going up…versus going down.
I was honestly surprised by how much I enjoyed this movie. Afterlife of the Party tells a fantastic story about loss, love, and resolution that we haven’t seen in a long time. Yes, there have been movies similar to this in the past from Earth Angel or even Almost an Angel. However, what makes Afterlife of the Party stand out from the rest is at the core of the narrative is a story about platonic soulmates with Cassie and her bestie Lisa.
We all look for love in different places, and sometimes your soulmate is right in front of you with your dearest friend holding your hand, geeking out about your favorite bands, and helping you reconnect with your parents in order to make sure you get into the VIP party in the sky. This was truly my favorite part of this film. The friendship and connection between Cassie and Lisa is true love, deepest friendship, incredibly relatable to all viewers.
A Fun Party Romp, Worth The Watch
I also appreciate the fantastic soundtrack. I mean, if you’re going to make a movie about a party girl you have to have a bop-filled soundtrack, and thanks to Spencer Sutherland we get just that in the form of Koop – the popstar the girls rave over! However, as much as I enjoyed his songs, I wanted more of him in the film! Sutherland is in the movie a total of 90 seconds and I honestly think that’s generous. Give me more Koop!
Outside of that, I have zero complaints about Afterlife of the Party. The film is paced well, the acting is spot on, and it kept me entertained so well that I didn’t look at my phone the entire time. So, what are you waiting for? Add Afterlife of the Party to your queue and grab your tissues – you’re gonna need them.