WARNING: There are spoilers for Senior Year in this post.
Earlier this month, Netflix released a new movie Senior Year, starring Rebel Wilson as Stephanie, a woman who wakes up from a 20-year coma following an “accident” at a cheerleading performance.
I put “accident” in quotes because it was as far from an accident as it could be — it was full-blown sabotage that the responsible parties inexplicably never face any consequences for.
Did no one else notice the very obvious manner in which the twins on the squad pushed the cheerleader who was supposed to catch Stephanie out of the way, leaving her to unceremoniously fall onto the extremely hard gymnasium floor???
Did the guy who was pushed just not tell anyone? How hard would it have been to say, “Uhh…so the twins totally pushed me out of the way right before I was supposed to catch Stephanie…”
I mean, there’s a video of what happened — which Stephanie herself watches after she wakes up — and yet, at no point do we hear anything about Tiffany and her co-conspirators receiving any sort of punishment.
To be fair, we don’t know exactly what Tiffany says to the twins before the performance, and considering what appears to be a genuine look of horror on her face as Stephanie sails toward the hardwood floor, it seems fair to say she didn’t plan for her rival to be hurt beyond maybe a busted limb.
But if she feels any regret or remorse, she hides it extremely well. When she meets Stephanie again as an adult, she immediately tries to gaslight her into thinking she just messed up the stunt. I guess she managed to talk her way out of any blame (again, despite a literal video of what happened).
Plus, even when Tiffany apologizes, she only does it so her daughter will “unblock” her.
And what is with Stephanie’s reaction? Instead of losing her shit on Tiff — which would be understandable and relatable — she tells her she’s not the one Tiff should be apologizing to.
Plenty of other people are baffled by this oversight and took to social media to vent.
What did you think of Senior Year? Sound off in the comments!