Rebel Wilson’s Senior Year looks hilariously awkward in the brand new trailer for her upcoming Netflix comedy.
Imagine being on top of the social hierarchy, the academic list, and the pyramid, and you know what it’s like to be Steph (Rebel Wilson) in the upcoming comedy Senior Year… prior to the coma. After a terrible fall from the top of the pyramid, Steph wakes up from a 20-year coma. Now 37, she is returning to high school to finish her senior year and continue her life right where she lift off, but now older, legally not allowed to date anyone in her class, and with an Australian accent? Check it out in the trailer.
Senior Year Official Trailer
She didn’t have an accent pre-coma right? Do they explain that? Do they even acknowledge it? Her parents don’t have an accent. What is going on here? I am all for this more appropriate Never Been Kissed thing going on here. But someone has to explain what is going on with the accent. This is nothing against the accent. This is strictly, if someone starts talking differently, an explanation should be provided. I mean I’m sure it will be Deus ex Machina’d by the coma, but someone has got to be like, “Why do you have an accent now?” Or is it that no one is acknowledging it that is supposed to be funny? I need to know!
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But others, Senior Year looks to be a hilarious fish out of water film that will be nostalgic for millennials and call out how un-Woke we were but also how cool a lot of our stuff is. It looks to also be taking aim at the tropes of teenage/high school movies and turning them upside down. While the trailer does come off as admittedly hokey, the stellar cast and the well-hidden and disregarded R-rating is what is really selling me on the film. Rebel Wilson and Sam Richardson are hilarious and I can not wait to see what they do to earn this R-rating. Also, Alicia Silverstone is in it which has to mean something big is coming.
Senior Year will release globally on Netflix on May 13, 2022.
About Senior Year
Global Release Date on Netflix: May 13, 2022
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Screenplay by: Andrew Knauer & Arthur Pielli and Brandon Scott Jones
Story by: Andrew Knauer & Arthur Pielli
Producers: Todd Garner, Rebel Wilson, Timothy M. Bourne and Chris Bender
Executive Producer: Jeremy Stein and Jake Wagner
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Angourie Rice, Michael Cimino, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Brandon Scott Jones and Alicia Silverstone
Also Starring: Joshua Colley, Jade Bender and Avantika
Logline: After a cheerleader falls off a pyramid and into a 20 year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.
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