Rebel Wilson's new movie, Senior Year, was recently released on Netflix and quickly became the most-watched movie days later.
The sweet comedy is set in 2022, with a touch of the late 90s and early 2000s. We don't want to give away the plot, but it is funny, as Rebel's comedic timing is always on point.
However, Rotten Tomatoes gave it 28 percent of approval, and perhaps the plot hole has a lot to do with it.
Cheerleader Ends Up In A Coma For 20 Years
Rebel's character always wanted to be popular, and at 17, she had it all. She was the cheer captain with the hunk for a boyfriend.
Everything goes to heck after classmates drop her during one of the cheers, so the almost prom queen spends 20 years in a coma.
Blink, and you'll miss it moment comes when you see that Stephanie, the main character, was sabotaged by her fellow students. So, it was not an accident but, as internet users point out, an attempted murder.
Yet, we don't hear anything about these potential murderers later in the movie.
Twitter Reacts To Senior Year
One person wrote about the flick, tweeting:
"Senior Year was really good until about halfway through [...] and they just brushed past the attempted murder."
"Besides them ignoring an attempted murder, that Senior Year movie on Netflix wasn't bad."
A third person asked a valid question:
"So I'm watching Senior Year, and those girls were never done for attempted murder?"
"I need someone to explain to me why the twins or Tiffany didn't go down for attempted murder."
Meanwhile, another confused social media user penned:
"So I'm confused… was that not attempted murder?"
Some were not impressed:
"Senior Year on Netflix was just incredibly unfunny and boring. Tried too hard and skipped over a blatant attempted murder like it was just a big old LOL."
Wilson Raised An Important Incident While Talking About The Movie
Since this is a movie about teenagers and growing up, we can overlook some plot holes. However, the attempted murder one is not easy to skip.
Around the same time the movie hit Netflix, Rebel opened up about the sexual harassment she suffered. She told People that a person "called her into a room and pulled down his pants."
She told the publication that the actor wanted to "destroy" her career, adding the incident felt "awful and disgusting."
"And all the behavior afterward — this was all before #MeToo — where they kind of tried to destroy me and my career. If it had happened after #MeToo, then I could have just blasted them."
If something happened today, Rebel would make them face the consequences, as she told People:
"I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behavior, but a lot of women have had it way worse."
"If it happened again, I would probably stand up for myself even more just because of the bravery of the other women that have stood up and now allowed me an opportunity."
While many are working hard on discrediting the MeToo movement, there are stars, like Rebel, who always say it as it is.
And even with the plot hole, Senior Year offers a great look into equality, diversity, and, yes, consent!