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MOXIE

Rated: PG-13
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.
 

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GOOD BOYS

Rated: R

Release Date: August 16, 2019

Director: Gene Stupnitsky

Stars: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon

Plot: Three tweens find themselves in the middle of a very grown-up adventure

Trailer

 

Clint Says: Wait until after opening weekend, but see this in theaters

 

 

It isn't very often that you can see a movie that is sweet, heart-warming, and adorable, and at the same time it is, insanely raunchy, foul-mouthed, drug-filled, and ridiculously hilarious. It's even less often that those opposite elements can be combined to make a great movie.

 

In this case, they work.

 

Jacob Tremblay (ROOM, WONDER) is fantastic in his first coming-of-age role. He's been a great actor for years already, but this film proves that he also has comedic timing. His co-stars are wonderful in their own ways. Keith Williams steals a ton of scenes. He is a fantastically funny straight man. And Brady Noon plays a perfect version of a 6th grader who wants to be tough, but has no clue how to make that happen.

 

What makes this movie work so well is that the kids are wanting to do adult things, but they are too innocent to figure it all out. If it had just been a movie about three potty-mouthed tweens that are wise to the ways of the world it wouldn't have worked.

 

This movie is very rated R all the way through. If you can handle 90 minutes of nastiness, then you will have a blast watching this movie. Just make sure you don't take the kids or you will have a TON of explaining to do.