“Everyone else just got to go on and live their lives. And what? I’m supposed to just jump forward?”
Rebel Wilson is the queen of comedy. She made the world fall in love with her in 2012 with Pitch Perfect and now she is going to do it all over again. In the new Netflix film, SENIOR YEAR, Rebel plays high school cheerleader, Stephanie Conway. After a major stunt accident, Stefanie is put into a coma ending her dream of becoming prom queen. Flash forward 20 years, yes, 20 years, Stefanie wakes up. Having never finished high school, she decides to re-enroll and get the experience she never got to have. It is safe to say many people in her life are hesitant in supporting Stefanie’s decision, including her parents.
Here is the issue. It’s not 2002 anymore. Velour tracksuits aren’t the norm, and high schoolers have entire lives on social media. The Myspace era literally began and ended during Stefanie’s coma. She has to catch up on what’s new. Including about six more Harry Potter movies and the so-called Madonna copycat, Lady Gaga. Teenagers are different in 2022. Instead of pretending to be someone they aren’t in real life, they are doing it online.
See anyone familiar in the cast? None other than Love, Victor’s very own Michael Cimino! SENIOR YEAR is directed by Alex Hardcastle who also did Love, Victor so of course Michael had to make an appearance. The rest of the cast also features Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, Justin Hartley, Chris Parnell, Angourie Rice, Michael Cimino, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Avantika, and Alicia Silverstone.