We're accustomed to seeing Kristin Chenoweth play the kooky character -- the showtunes-singing professional horse jockey-turned-waitress-turned nun, the hotheaded goddess of spring, the good Christian b***h. In Class Rank, she's the one meeting the kook: high school oddball Bernard "Bernie" Flannigan (played by Santa Clarita Diet's Skyler Gisondo).
In this exclusive clip from the comedy, Janet (Chenoweth) and her daughter, Veronica (Olivia Holt), pull over to offer a bike-less Bernie a ride home. "I appreciate the offer, however I must decline," he announces, "as I have vowed to keep my carbon footprint to a minimum."
"This is a hybrid," Janet deadpans.
"You have raised an excellent class president," Bernie commends her from the back seat. Class Rank, from director Eric Stoltz, follows Veronica as the high-strung salutatorian sets out to abolish class rankings by enlisting Bernard to run for the Board of Education. Perhaps not knowing the extent of her orchestrations, Janet simply responds, "Thank you. I'm very proud of her."
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Here is the movie's full synopsis:
"CLASS RANK is a quirky teen comedy about placement, politics and finding your voice. The only thing holding Veronica (Holt) back from her dream of attending Yale is her #2 high-school class ranking. So when she devises a plan to elect fellow teen Bernard (Gisondo) to the local school board and abolish the ranking system, their unorthodox efforts inspire everyone around them to see life and love in a whole new light."
Class Rank is in theaters and available On Demand on May 11.