Rebel Wilson is back on our screens in her latest venture, Senior Year, now streaming on Netflix.
Senior Year is a feel good comedy flick that is very much typical Rebel Wilson comedy.
While it may not be for everyone, it’s worth the watch.
Senior Year delivers a hilarious nostalgic hit
It’s fair to say that Rebel Wilson films aren’t always for everyone.
The Australian actress has a unique comedic style that is quirky and endearing.
And when it works, it works.
Senior Year is another great example of Rebel Wilson hitting the mark.
From the outset the film doesn’t take itself too seriously and as a viewer it’s important not to do the same.
Rebel plays Stephanie Conway, a popular high school cheerleader who ends up in a coma after a cheerleading stunt goes wrong.
Twenty years later Stephanie wakes up to find her world has changed.
Still seventeen in her mind, she is determined to head back to school and finish her senior year, but everything is not what she expected.
Quirky, queer and loveable characters
Senior year is packed full of funny and loveable characters that help build subtle and hilarious moments.
As Stephanie finds her way through a newly “woke” and technology driven high school she makes new friends along the way.
Camp and fashionable new queer friend Yas (Joshua Colley) and Janet (Avantika) help make a hilarious duo.
Meanwhile Love Victors Michael Cimino plays over the top, camp boyfriend to her new nemesis “Brie Loves.”
Stephanie must now navigate high school as a 38 year old woman as she attempts to live out her dream of becoming prom queen and eventually moving on with her life.
As a whole, the story is ridiculous, heavily punctuated with signature ridiculous Rebel Wilson moments that will make you laugh out loud.
But if you’re not a Rebel fan, this is not for you.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than being wrapped in feel good nostalgia. If nothing more, Senior Year is perfect for this.
2002 is the year Stephanie fell into her coma.
So naturally the film is peppered with musical and cultural references that those of us who went to school in that time will remember fondly.
From the Britney Spears/Christina Aguilera/Kelly Clarkson song medley to the Hot In Here dance routine, the early 2000’s nostalgia is deep and real.
For some it will be a hilarious hit, others a hard pass.
Either way it’s the perfect way to spend a rainy Sunday.
Senior Year is now streaming on Netflix in Australia.
Watch the full trailer below.