The Netflix movie, Senior year starring Rebel Wilson which came out on May 13, 2022. A comedy film, directed by Alex Hardcastle received mixed reviews from critics. It’s a story of a 37-year-old girl who wakes up from a 20-year-long coma and decides to go to high school to get her diploma. Its screenplay is written by Knauer, Arthur Pielli, and Brandon Scott Jones.
The story goes back to 2002 when Stephanie decides to become the prom Queen. She has many altercations with a girl named Tiffany who couldn’t imagine Stephanie winning the title at their prom so to sabotage her night, she messes up with her landing causing her to go into coma for 20 long years.
How much did the audience like it?
The movie as mentioned above received mixed reviews. Its IMDb rating is 4.5 while rotten tomatoes rate it at just 27%. Another famous rating site, Metacritic rates it at 47%. To watch the movie one would need a subscription to Netflix. According to the reviews, the story had nothing new to say, and the characters and the whole plot are very clichés.
Where was the movie shot?
The Netflix film starring Alicia Silverstone, Justin Hartley, Angourie Rice, Zoë Chao, Sam Richardson, Mary Holland, and Chris Parnell, alongside Rebel Wilson was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. All the scenes that show high school settings were shot in The Westminster Schools, 1424 W Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta. The school was established in the year 1951 and seemed like the perfect location to shoot the Senior school scenes.
Rebel, while shooting had shared some clicks of the locations with her fans. Another prime location that can be seen in the movie is Grant Park which is the oldest city park in Atlanta. Its neighborhood is also one of the oldest in Atlanta with the buildings of Victorian architecture.
Atlanta is a popular location for filmmakers and is thus also referred to as the Hollywood of the South.
When did the shooting take place?
The movie is set in two different times, one when Stephanie, Rebel’s character is a high school student in the year 2002. She made plans to become the Prom Queen but things take unfortunate turns and she got hurt and goes into coma for 20 years. Then after she wakes up from the coma, she’s seen as a 37-year-old, in 2022 who goes to her high school again to get her diploma. Shoot for both the times took place in Atlanta.
The principal photography of the film started on May 24, 2021, during the Covid pandemic and its shooting was completed by July 2021.
What changed in 20 years?
While Stephanie suffered a head injury and went into coma, everything changed. Her classmates grew up, got married, and moved on with their lives. One of the few things that did not change was the school building. It’s the building of Westminster Schools that provide for both past and present charm.