Actress Rebel Wilson did not get great reviews for her new Netflix comedy movie, “Senior Year.”
The synopsis says, “A high-school cheerleader falls into a coma before her prom; twenty years later, she awakens and wants to return to high school to reclaim her status and become prom queen.”
The film was directed by Alex Hardcastle and stars Alicia Silverstone, Joshua Colley, and Angourie Rice. Although the movie did not get positive reviews from critics or audiences, it looks like she is trying to win over her Instagram followers with a blooper reel.
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On Sunday, the “Pitch Perfect” actress uploaded a two-minute-long blooper reel for her Instagram followers.
“What are you doing today?” Wilson asked in the caption. “Watch or re-watch SENIOR YEAR on Netflix for a good laugh! Here’s some bloopers – we seriously had so much fun shooting this! 💚💛🤍💚💛🤍”
Although critics didn’t seem to appreciate the movie, her Instagram fans seemed head over heels for it. “I’ve already watched it 3 or 4 times,” one fan commented.
“This movie was hilarious,” another wrote.
“This movie reminded me of my high school in 2000,” another wrote. “I love all the references and how things have changed so much since then. This was a cute movie!”
“Loved this movie!” said another. “Gave me so many laughs!”
Although her Instagram followers seemed to love the movie, a majority of critics and audiences did not. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the almost two-hour comedy has a 27% critic rating and a 52% audience score a week after its release.
Critics Say That ‘Senior Year’ Fails To Graduate
Davis Nusair of Reel Film Reviews says that the film has a “seemingly foolproof setup that’s squandered virtually from word ‘go.’” Nursair gave the film a 1 out of 4.
Mae Abdulbaki of Screen Rant wrote, “The lead character, relationship dynamics and premise are surface-level and, despite a few funny moments, Senior Year never lives up to its potential.” She gave the film a 1.5 out of 5.
Kate Erbland of indieWire wrote, “The film chugs through its predictable beats with good humor, but there’s not much else to recommend it. Wilson makes for a fun heroine who’s worth rooting for, bawdy, and down for whatever, but the film isn’t willing to let those tendencies run wild.” She gave the film a C rating.
Matt Pais wrote on his website that the movie “seems to think TBT means totally, bafflingly terrible.” Pais also gave the movie a D score.
Jennifer Green of Common Sense Media wrote, “This is an example of a film with a great premise and a hilarious lead actress that just doesn’t get off the ground. That isn’t to say that Senior Year doesn’t have some very funny moments and lines — it does, but the package as a whole feels flimsy.” Green gave the film a 3 out of 5.
Lynn Venhaus of Webster-Kirkwood Times wrote, “The screenplay is stitched together through contrivances and a cascade of cliches but winds up with a plethora of teen magazine advice…Maybe they should have concentrated on making it funny instead of practicing dance routines?” She gave the film a D score.
Allen Adams of The Main Edge wrote, “With a few tweaks, ‘Senior Year’ might have graduated with honors. Instead, it’s squarely in the middle of the class.” Adams gave the film a 2.5 out of 5.
Unfortunately, it looks like the movie failed to stand up to critic scrutiny, but fans of Rebel Wilson might appreciate her particular brand of comedy.
“Senior Year” is currently available to stream on Netflix.