Senior Year

Movie review by Jennifer Green, Common Sense Media
Senior Year Movie Poster

Common Sense says

age 15+

High school comedy has language, innuendo, drinking.

R 2022 113 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 9 reviews

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

A very enjoyable movie.

Message is that you shouldn’t wish for the big things because having real friends matter. And if you do remake a year all over again, you should do it right. The difference between 2022 and 2002 how it was in high school is accurate. It had a good message. Rebel Wilson was funny and suited the main character and popular girl for once. I loved that there was a boy who liked to be feminine. 🥰

This title has:

Great messages
1 person found this helpful.
age 16+

Tacky and not so funny

I Haven’t even bothered to go on this site in a long time because my daughter is almost 17. So generally we watch a lot of movies together and I don’t worry about it too much anymore. So when she asked me if I wanted to watch this with her it sounded like a fun plot and I usually think Rebel Wilson is pretty funny. I also want to say that sometimes I think the reviews on here are a little strong on the prudish side so I take that with a grain of salt. The girl that plays young Rebel Wilson is adorable and does a good job and Rebel tries with the role. But overall it’s more trashy than it is funny. The innuendo and references to sex are over the top and frankly sometimes gross. Of course there is more than one gay character (cuz can there ever be a show without one?) I don’t really care about that, and the effeminate boy is good in his role but if you care about that it’s in there. I can’t think of a true laugh out loud line in it. At one point I turned to my daughter and asked her what it was rated?! I don’t think it has one cuz it’s Netflix but it would never make it below R for the language and references alone. There is a bit of a positive message in it about being yourself and true friends but it’s weak and been done. The wokeness is kinda funny cuz it highlights how far it’s gone in 20 years So overall, be warned, it’s trash trying to be funny. I’d skip it. I liked “ I feel Pretty” much better for funny and great message.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Movie Details

Our Editors Recommend

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon hands high fiving
    Friendship
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of a high school letterman's jacket
    High School
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate