Part of Rebel Wilson‘s humor is exposing the clichés and hypocrisy that fuel the mental health risks of generations after generations. She did that with Isn’t It Romantic, in 2019 and now, in 2022, it is the high school films that mark the narrative with Senior Year.
In yet another “how could it have been”, a 17-year-old girl falls into a coma on the eve of her graduation party and wakes up 20 years later. With the body of a 37-year-old woman, but teenage dreams, she insists on going back to school to – literally – live what she lost.
Rebel has charisma, this time it pays a (long) tribute to Britney Spears, and it has a cameo from the queen of teen movies, Alicia Silverstone, but, like Isn’t It Romantic, the story drags on. It’s fluffy, it’s light and it stays in the formula. At almost 40 years old, the actress could say goodbye to her comfort zone and venture into something bigger, after all twice betting on “comas” to tell a story is sleepy. Even if it was fun.