A new comedy film about partying, dying, and mending relationships? Count us in!
The upcoming Netflix original movie “Afterlife of the Party” starring Victoria Justice will follow the life (and afterlife) of a party planner named Cassie, who dies before she even gets to celebrate her multiday birthday party called “Cassie-palooza.” When she meets her guardian angel, she’s given the chance to make up for her mistakes and fix her relationships with her parents and best friend.
According to Netflix, the lead character “lives to party… until she dies in a freak accident. Now this social butterfly needs to right her wrongs on Earth if she wants to earn her wings.”
For Victoria, one of the best things about “Afterlife of the Party” is how it highlights the importance of friendships. “I think it’s refreshing that it’s a movie that’s not just about getting the guy you like,” she said in an interview with Bustle.
“Cassie’s [not] coming back down to Earth to find the love of her life or mend whatever with her ex-boyfriend or something… I think it’s important for young women to see female friendships being portrayed in a way where women are not just sitting around talking about men. Female friendships are so deep and complex and fulfilling in so many other ways.”
The movie was directed by Stephen Herek, written by Carrie Freedle, and produced by Robyn Snyder and Deborah Evans. Other cast members include Midori Francis, Spencer Sutherland, Adam Garcia, Robyn Scott, Timothy Renouf, Myfanwy Waring, and Gloria Garcia.
“Afterlife of The Party” will make its global premiere on Netflix on September 2, 2021.