‘Moxie’ film evaluate: Amy Poehler’s movie is a fierce feminist rant

In response to Jennifer Mathieu’s eponymous novel, the movie on Netflix does no longer go for broke, alternatively has its heart in the correct place

Vivian (Hadley Robinson) and her easiest conceivable excellent buddy Claudia (Lauren Tsai) are once more at Rockport Top in Oregon for the new period of time.

The whole lot seems to be the an identical — the obnoxious scores, where all the ladies in school are graded in step with their physically attributes, are out and the extraordinarily stylish captain of the football body of workers Mitchell Wilson (Patrick Schwarzenegger) is being his casually-annoying self.

The whole lot is similar that is until new girl Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) asks Vivian, “You know that anxious may also be further than just anxious correct?”

Vivian’s mother, Lisa (Amy Poehler) is a feminist and tells her, “When I was 16, all I cared about was smashing the patriarchy.” While admitting to making mistakes and no longer being “intersectional enough” Lisa assures Vivian that she did not feel sorry about any of it.

When Vivian unearths her mother’s Riot grrrl zine, she comes to a decision to fight the endemic sexism and bullying in her school with a zine of her non-public, Moxie. And a movement is born. Anger (“I hate that we are shoved aside”) is channelled to drawback the status quo to the rousing background rating of ‘Get up Woman’ by the use of punk rock band Bikini Woman.


  • Director: Amy Poehler
  • Cast: Hadley Robinson, Josephine Langford, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, Marcia Gay Harden, Nico Hiraga, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Sydney Park, Sabrina Haskett
  • Story line: A sweet coming-of-age story of a youngster who unearths herself with just a little bit have the same opinion from buddies and her rad mother
  • Run time: 111 minutes

So Kiera (Sydney Park), the captain of the ladies’ soccer body of workers runs against Mitchell for a sports activities actions scholarship and all the ladies turn up in tank tops to toughen Kaitlynn (Sabrina Haskett), who is urged by the use of Principal Shelly (Marcia Gay Harden) not to placed on them.

Moxie moreover encourages Emma (Josephine Langford) to turn a dismal secret. Social media is put to simply proper use to spread the revolution.

The sympathetic men include the English instructor (all the time must be the English instructor, why no longer maths or geology?) Mr Davies (Ike Barinholtz) and Seth (Nico Hiraga), who wet his pants when he was just a little bit boy, alternatively has grown proper right into a hunk, so much to Vivian’s delight.

Rockport Top is also very different school from Riverdale, Rydell or any of the colleges kids seem to commonplace in Hollywood. Although Moxie in step with Jennifer Mathieu’s eponymous novel, does no longer go for broke, it has its heart in the correct place.

Moxie is not too long ago streaming on Netflix


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