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Rebel Wilson’s new highschool Netflix comedy Senior Year might have soared to the streaming platform’s most-watched spot days after its release, but viewers have been left bemused by a sizeable plot hole.
Wilson plays Stephanie in the movie - which so far has a rather disappointing Rotten Tomatoes score of 26 percent - a high school cheerleader who falls into a coma just before prom night after an accident on the mat.
More specifically, Stephanie’s landing from a cheerleading stunt is sabotaged by two fellow students, leaving her in a 20-year slumber.
Viewers were quick to point out that Stephanie’s jealous peer’s actions amounted to attempted murder, and yet their misdeed was never mentioned again in the film.
One person wrote of the noughties-era flick on Twitter: “Senior Year was really good until about half way through [...] and they just brushed past the attempted murder.”
Another echoed: “Besides them ignoring an attempted murder, that Senior Year movie on Netflix wasn't bad.”
A third person pondered: “So I'm watching Senior Year and those girls were never done for attempted murder?” while a fourth added: “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? #senioryear” while a sixth said: “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.”
Viewers’ confusion comes shortly after Wilson told PEOPLE that a former male co-star sexually harassed her while speaking about Senior Year.
The Australian star said the unnamed individual ‘called her into a room and pulled down his pants’ before asking her to perform a lewd sex act on him in front of her friends.
She also said the actor in question tried to ‘destroy’ her career after the incident, telling the outlet ‘it was awful and disgusting’.
Wilson added: “And all the behaviour afterwards — 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.”
Wilson said if the incident had happened today, she would have been more forthcoming about it, continuing: “I found out I was like the fourth person to complain about the guy. Such gross behaviour, 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.”
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