‘Senior Year’ Trailer: Rebel Wilson Goes Old School In Netflix Comedy Arriving This May

There’s a reason so many movies are made around the high school experience. Those years aren’t just formative to the people we become as adults, but for many, they are truly the best times of their lives. However it shook it out for you, high school was an important time that you’ll likely never forget. In the new Netflix comedy Senior Year, Rebel Wilson plays a cheerleader who goes back to school under, in my opinion, nightmarish circumstances.

Wilson’s character is a former cheerleader suffers a cheer mishap and enters a coma, only to wake up twenty years later having to finish up senior year. Oof. Let’s just say high school ain’t what it was two decades ago, but that’s not going to stop her from trying to claim the prom queen crown she missed out on.

This absurd film is directed by TV filmmaker Alex Hardcastle (The Mindy Project), and co-stars Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, Zoë Chao, Mary Holland, and Chris Parnell.

Senior Year hits Netflix on May 13th.

After a cheerleader falls off a pyramid and into a 20-year coma, she wakes up as a 37-year-old woman, ready to return to high school, regain her status and claim the prom queen crown that eluded her.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.