Moxie movie review - Aussieboyreviews


There are very positive themes and feel-good moments in this spectacular feminist tale. Moxie is super entertaining and tackles sexism, but is best for for young teens and up.


Inspired by her mother’s rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy teenager publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism and harassment at her school.

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Movie details

Director: Amy Poehler
Cast: Hadley Robinson, Nico Hiraga, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Lauren Tsai, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Josephine Langford, Amy Poehler
Writer: Tamara Chestna, Dylan Meyer
Release Date (Australia): 3 March 2021
Runtime: 111 minutes/1h 51m
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (M)

The film contains themes of sexual harassment and verbal references to sexual violence.

Violence (G)

Female students are slapped across the buttocks by male students.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes a single use of “f**k”, as well as uses of the words “s**t”, “**shole” and “bitch”.

Sex (PG)

The film includes verbal references to sex and a scene in which a female and shirtless male kiss in a car.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for thematic elements, strong language and sexual material, and some teen drinking)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Amy Poehler’s upbeat-styled film with the spotlight on teenage girls pointing out and tackling inequalities is moving, but also very logical in teenage life. There’s an admirable choice of feminist girl-power songs, empowering movements and it’s commonly very even; definitely a teen viewer’s must-be-first equality comedy.

Moxie starts of with realistic depictions of teenage and school life; there’s dumb rankings and idiotic bullies who you just wanna punch in the face. On top of the typical problems, the film sheds light on other issues like sexual harassment, racism, school staffs who don’t give a crap and unfairness, all with sexism and discrimination at the core. Although some of concerns get dragged to a dramatic point that doesn’t have a satisfying closing by justice, the way Moxie closes will have definitely left you moved and inspired.

With the film’s dramatic genre being fair and logical, there’s also some really funny touches of humour. And the relatable relationships between numerous characters is just the final touch to the reason to describe Moxie as a feel-good feminist tale. There’s frequent songs that deliver the sense of female empowerment, and in the end, Moxie is just fighting for equality.

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