Melissa McCarthy’s freshly dumped middle-aged wife seeks a new lease of life by going back to college in this good-natured comedy.

The story sets up some fantastic possibilities for generation-gap comedy as McCarthy enthusiastically enrols in the same college as her daughter (Molly Gordon), joins the same sorority and even has a fling with a hunky student half her age.

Along the way, she breaks out in a sweat when she tries to deliver a class presentation, faces down the campus mean girls and bonds with her sorority sisters.

Her mishaps and triumphs provide breezy entertainment, even if the film is short on big laughs.