Senior Year

  • 04 Jun - 10 Jun, 2022
  • Mag The Weekly

Rebel Wilson headlines Netflix’s Senior Year, a back-to-high-school comedy that’ll make you yearn for the days of low-rise jeans and Nelly’s band-aid. Back in 1999, when cell phones had antennas on them, Stephanie Conway (Angourie Rice) was the social outcast: moved to the U.S. from Australia, saw the cool kids and wanted to be just like them. By 2002, she set her goals: lots of makeup, captain of the cheer squad and landed a boyfriend. She treated her true friends, book dweeb Seth (Zaire Adams) and meek Martha (Molly Brown), like crap, so she could make fake friends with the in crowd. She was in a close race for prom queen with her rival Tiffany (Zoe Chao). And then there’s a cheerleading accident that puts Steph in a coma for 20 years. When she comes to life in 2022, played by Rebel Wilson, Sam Richardson is Seth, Mary Holland is Martha and Zoe Chao is still Tiffany. Moreover, the doctor said that Steph may have a 37-year-old body, but mentally, she’s still 17. Well, Steph could go for counselling, but no, she wants to pick up right where she left off and complete her senior year in the same high school. Reintegration into school life is a complicated endeavour, considering Martha is the principal now, Seth is the school librarian and Tiffany’s daughter is now the most popular kid in school.