The film has Wilson (keeping her Aus accent) playing a popular cheerleader who falls into a 20-year coma and wakes up as a 37-year-old woman. She decides to return to high school to regain her status and get that prom queen crown – a mission that won’t be as easy as she imagines. Things are a little different from what she remembers.
The trailer actually suggests a pretty tame, almost family-friendly comedy, up until an F-bomb towards the end of it made me check out the film’s US classification: R for sexual material, language and brief teen drinking/drug use. A bit of an edgy touch can bode well for a comedy like this. Still… that may not be an indicator of anything, really.
The comedy was directed by Alex Hardcastle, a longtime television helmer and producer whose credits include Grace and Frankie, Love, Victor, and Superstore. The script was penned by actor-turned-writer Brandon Scott Jones (The Other Two), Andrew Knauer (The Last Stand, Ghost Team One), and Arthur Pielli (Ghost Team One).
Senior Year, also starring Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Sam Richardson, ZoÃ« Chao, Mary Holland, and Chris Parnell, will be streaming on Netflix from May 13th.