Release Date: March 3, 2021
Director: Amy Poehler
Stars: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena, Nico Hiraga
Plot: A shy girl starts a revolution at her school to rid it of the sexist culture
Clint Says: Stream this when you can
(Streaming on Netflix).
This is Amy Poehler's second time directing a film for Netflix, and she has done an outstanding job with this one. This film feels like a cross between Book Smart and Eighth Grade. It's not as funny and rambunctious as Book Smart, and it isn't as awkward or emotional as Eighth Grade, but it has an abundance of all of those elements.
The cast is outstanding. Hadley Robinson gives a powerful and moving performance. Her character is deep and lovable, even when she is pushing everyone away. The rest of the cast around her fills in the holes nicely. Alycia Pascual-Pena completely steals the show with her inspiring persona.
This is a perfect film for our time and culture. It is a statement film that gives power, voices, and support to those that need it, and it inspires change and action to move away from toxic behaviors. It is the kind of film that inspires people to be able to stand up and say, "It is not okay."
If you are looking for a movie that will make you laugh, make you cry, give you those tingly feelings of first love, and inspire you to do more with your life, look no further than Moxie