Cheerleader Forever review: A 40-year-old’s prom queen run with Rebel Wilson.
If today’s teenagers could compete with those of the 2000s, who would win in terms of quality of life, potential success, style, awareness? Let’s open this one Forever Cheerleader review noting that this comedy, Alex Hardcastle’s first feature from May 13 on Netflix, marks the triumph of Rebel Wilson as a protagonist and almost manages to answer the difficult question. In a coma after a cheerleading boss accident less than a month after graduation, Australian transplanted to the US and once outsider Stephanie wakes up 20 years later with a 17-year-old head and the same desire to become the prom queen of 2002. To exorcise the trauma of finding herself in a weighted adult body and having lost the most important experiences of adolescence and maturity, Stephanie decides to restart from high school finding herself in a world, that of today’s teenagers, grappling with direct instagram, videos on tiktok, fake or real social commitment in the social era. Thanks to his hilarious air that intelligently captures all the nuances that make up the so-called dramedy, Rebel Wilson with Cheerleader per Semper proves to have the right body and charisma to entertain, entertain and at the same time also open a beautiful reflection at times controversial on the world of politically correct in which we live with its limits and goals.
2002 Vs 2022
On the occasion of the review of the sequel to Sex and the City, And Just Like That, we had emphasized how the series had tried to repair the mistakes of the past on representation, inclusion, respect for diversity and some homophobic-racist blunder by inserting all the possible variety into the second chapter, 20 years later. Cheerleader per Semper, effortlessly and with irreverence, through Stephanie, takes the opportunity to compare two generations, two adolescences, the young people of 2002 against those of 2022 and make up for it, truly, with irony. In addition to the low-rise jeans, the colored beads in the hair and the erotic references in every MTV hit, the film reminds us that it was once sadly tolerated to use terms such as retarded and discrimination based on sexual orientation or ethnicity at school was contemplated as a little girl.
Cheerleader Forever is in charge of giving us a friendly reminder that times have changed, in the form of information and teachings to the unfortunate time traveler, Stephanie. Through the same stunned and dazed amazement of our protagonist, the film wonders if the world we live in has become truly inclusive, respectful, environmentalist and committed to breaking down inequalities or if you only wear the mask of politically correct. Cheerleader Forever and Rebel Wilson try to find virtue between two roads because surviving adolescence is a difficult task for everyone, no matter what generation they belong to. In the meantime, we advise those who lived their adolescence at the end of the 90s to take the homage to those years with an inexplicable need for choreographed ballets and to watch the film in the original language to enjoy quotation insults such as “Don’t go chasing waterfalls “from big pop hits like Waterfalls, in fact, by TLC.
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Unstoppable Rebel Wilson
Cheerleader Forever will be Rebel Wilson’s first film in her new physical form. Making irony about her most famous character, Fat Amy (Fat Amy) in Pitch Perfect, after her weight loss and health journey, some have nicknamed her Fit Amy given her dedication to training and healthy eating. The actress, in recent months, has denounced that in the past, various productions had made her understand that she would lose her gigs as a funny shoulder character if she lost weight. Cheerleader per Semper is the umpteenth test of skill for Rebel Wilson and a “fat” and deservedly vulgar laugh in the face of those who have questioned his abilities. Wilson continues to use her body, her facial expressions and her voice with the same audacity, brazenness and ease as before, easily swinging between serious and thoughtful. Rebel Wilson is unstoppable and we can hope that being a prom queen at 40 is just a new beginning.
We wanted to be Alicia Silverstone
If you hadn’t understood it from the trailer, the atmospheres and tones of Cheerleader per Semper recall and evoke, certainly on purpose, a cornerstone of the romantic Teen 90s comedy: Girls in Beverly Hills with the iconic Cher by Alicia Silverstone. That was Stephanie’s model of beauty and success. The high school queen, the head cheerleader had to be destined for a Barbie life, with the perfect house and the perfect boyfriend or husband. “Don’t you get tired of constantly trying to please everyone?“his longtime friend Seth (Sam Richardson) tells Stephanie as the girl is obsessed with Instagram. Isn’t the real drama of adolescence just this constant search for consent? We wanted to be Alicia Silverstone but the greatest lesson in teen movies or in this case of the adolescent multiverses it is that the only thing one needs to be at 18 (and from that age onwards) is ourselves.
We close this Cheerleader Forever review by praising this first starring film for Rebel Wilson in her new physical form. Forced for years to remain overweight to get comic shoulder engagements, the Australian actress proves that her strength and charisma certainly came not from body fat percentage but from an ability to use body, face and voice in a charismatic way. unstoppable and ironic. With the story of a cheerleader who fell into a coma in 2002 and woke up at almost 40 years old, in 2022, Cheerleader forever also manages to compare two generations, two adolescences, so different in terms of inclusion, representation and politically correct but so much , so similar for the desperate desire for acceptance. To watch, if you can, in the original language, as a Senior Year.
Because we like it
- Compare two generations and the changes in society over the past 20 years.
- It makes a bit of musical amarcord and citations of the carefree 2000s.
- Rebel Wilson is hilarious and unstoppable and renews his skill.
- Point your finger but always superficially
- It never derails from the stylistic features of comedy.