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SENIOR YEAR

"Heavily Marred by Politically Correct, Woke, Raunchy Wickedness"

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What You Need To Know:

SENIOR YEAR is an R-rated comedy streaming on NETFLIX. It tells the story of a high school student, Stephanie, who’s injured in a cheerleading accident and wakes up from a coma 20 years later. Stephanie’s goal is the same. She wants to become popular and chosen prom queen. Stephanie again employs the help of her true friends to win over fake friends. Her true friends from 20 years ago become weary of her superficial, shallow behavior. So, Stephanie is forced to turn things around before she loses them for good.

SENIOR YEAR has some funny moments where a woman who’s 37-years-old acts like a teenager. It also has some heartwarming moments. For example, Stephanie’s father is loving. Also, Stephanie learns the meaning of friendship. However, the movie widely misses the mark morally. It has pervasively crude, often lewd, humor, many strong obscenities and even more light profanities, and strong politically correct content. The movie’s politically correct content includes a strong “woke” attitude toward homosexuality, transgender identity, “open” relationships, and other pagan, immoral behavior. SENIOR YEAR also contains teenage substance abuse, including marijuana use.

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Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong pagan, hedonistic worldview has very strong politically correct content and very strong LGBTQ elements and pushes “woke” leftist culture (several characters are homosexual, bisexual or express pro-transgender behavior, and they also brag about other immoral behavior), but the pagan elements are mitigated by some morally uplifting, redemptive elements promoting family, love, kindness, making amends, good parenting, and forgiveness

Foul Language:
At least 35 obscenities (including about 20 “f” words), at least 60 OMG profanities, four obscene gestures, and main character grabs her crotch several times

Violence:
Teenage cheerleaders deliberately drop one girl, and she lapses into a coma lasting 20 years, a car suddenly stops, and a passenger hits the dashboard and cuts his forehead, man falls off the edge of a stage, and lead character sometimes throws things

Sex:
Many crude references to sex include obscene references to sexual anatomy and activity, jokes about losing “bottom-half” virginity, raunchy homosexual dialogue, lewd dancing, plus a married man is unfaithful to his wife, and there’s a scene with heavy kissing

Nudity:
No explicit visual nudity, but there are some skimpy female, outfits and a teenage boy’s genitals are blurred

Alcohol Use:
Underage teenage drinking, and some teenage drunkenness

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking but people smoke marijuana, and lead character hands out marijuana at school; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Superficiality, bullying, lying, and mean-spiritedness, with the lead character acting disingenuously until she realizes the error of her ways.

More Detail:

SENIOR YEAR is the story of a high school cheerleader injured in a cheering accident, who wakes up from a coma 20 years later with the same goal of becoming prom queen so she can be popular and have the “perfect” life. Streaming on Netflix, SENIOR YEAR has some funny, heartwarming moments, and promotes honesty and sincerity against being shallow and disingenuous, but the movie widely misses the mark by having pervasively crude, often sexual, humor, excessive foul language, and a strong politically correct narrative on homosexuality, transgender activity and other immoral, pagan behavior.

Stephanie is an awkward misfit from Australia. She becomes unhappy with her two real friends, Martha and Seth, and embarrassed by her family. The only solution to her unhappiness is to become popular. She works hard to rise to the position of cheerleading captain and dates the most popular guy in school. The only problem is, she steals both positions from her enemy, Tiffany. In an attempt to solve the problem of Stephanie, Tiffany coerces the other cheerleaders into dropping Stephanie. The accident results in catastrophic injuries, which put Stephanie into a coma.

Twenty years later, Stephanie wakes up from her coma. Initially, she has no idea two decades have passed. She’s a 17-year-old teenager in a 37-year-old body. Meanwhile, her friend Martha has become the principal of her old high school, and Martha has made Seth the school librarian. Also, Tiffany has stolen Stephanie’s dream life, which includes Stephanie’s dream house and dream man, Blaine.

After some convincing, Stephanie convinces Martha to allow her to go back and finish her senior year. This is the only way she can move forward. However, her main priority is to become the prom queen.

Stephanie fits in well with the new “woke” culture. Despite this, she encounters the same type of “mean girl” games, not only from Tiffany but also from Tiffany’s daughter, Bri. Once again, Stephanie becomes friendly with her two friends from high school, Martha and Seth, who now work at the school.

However, everything Stephanie dreams of is threatened a second time. Will Stephanie see through the superficiality of wanting to be popular? Or, will she use her friends once again and do whatever it takes to rise to the top of the social food chain?

SENIOR YEAR has some funny moments where a woman who’s nearly 40-years-old acts like a teenager. Eventually, Stephanie realizes the meaning of true friendship, but it comes too late. Also, Stephanie’s father, Jim, shows some exemplary qualities of loyalty and fidelity. There’s also a redemptive scene of forgiveness at the end. So, the movie has some heartwarming, morally uplifting content. However, SENIOR YEAR has far too much raunchy, perverted sexual content, excessive obscenities, teenage drinking and marijuana use, and politically correct commentary on wokeness, to be acceptable for any moviegoer.

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