Senior Year movie review - Aussieboyreviews
IS THE HUMOUR IN SENIOR YEAR FUN FOR A HIGH SCHOOL COMEDY?
There’s actually some very funny jokes throughout this film, but the cringe takes over at the end. Rebel Wilson stars as a 37 year old woman with the mental age of a teenager in Senior Year. It’s just fun.
During her senior year, a high-school cheerleader participates in a stunt that goes awry which leaves her in a coma for twenty years. After she awakens, she returns to her senior year of high school to live out her dream: become the prom queen.
Director: Alex Hardcastle
Cast: Rebel Wilson, Sam Richardson, Mary Holland, Chris Parnell, Angourie Rice, Zaire Adams, Justin Hartley
Writer: Andrew Knauer, Arthur Pielli, Brandon Scott Jones
Release Date (Australia): 13 May 2022
Runtime: 111 minutes/1h 51m
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
Themes in the film include several instances of strong crude humour.
A character is viewed with a bloody cut on his forehead.
The film contains use of coarse language, including the words “f**k”, “s**t”, “bitch”, “ass” and “slut”.
The film contains references to using drugs, brief depictions of people smoking marijuana joints and a character being gifted marijuana.
The film contains a depiction of pixelated genital nudity.
The film contains frequent crude sexual humour, including moderate verbal and visual references to sex.
R (for sexual material, language and brief teen drinking/drug use)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Senior Year offers an absolutely riotous selection of genuine jokes, but the over-the-top cringe at the end takes over it. Without providing any spoilers over where the story’s placed at the finish, this comedy simply ends itself in a big, happy and cringey dance/sing sequence that obviously tries to feel special and powerful, but it really just brings a lot down.
Other than that, Senior Year is actually a very funny and often entertaining high-school comedy. It’s definitely towards the film’s closing that they try to add some thematic elements that aren’t comedic and send a message, which is something plenty of comedies try to do but fail at, but it’s just a 37-year-old woman waking up from a coma and going back to finish her senior year. There’s an abundance of jokes that aren’t necessarily crude or sexual, but are just genuine in nature which is really fresh.
Rebel Wilson is also very fair in this movie. She talks, walks and acts like a stereotypical teenage girl, which makes sense because the movie revolves around the fact that mentally, she is still just a teenager. This comedy chops up lots of ideas and whilst it serves up nothing we haven’t seen before, it’s just plain fun; watch and forget.
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