Moxie (2021)
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Title: Moxie (2021)
Release: 2021-03-03
Runtime: 111 min.
Genre: , ,
Stars: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Nico Hiraga, Sabrina Haskett, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Anjelika Washington, Josie Totah, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz
Overview: Moxie (2021) : Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.
It undoubtedly has its heart in the right place, but 'Moxie' is heavy-footed and cringeworthy in most areas. I don't think anyone can disagree with what the film is attempting to shed light on, it gets kudos for what it is trying to say. However, judging it for what it is - a film - it's not good. The dialogue and the way characters act is cringey and done in a way that is so forced. It tells us what we already know, then that's it. None of the characters stood out to me. Of course Vivian (Hadley Robinson) and Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) are the two main stars of the story. The former irritates more than anything, while the latter is poorly written - e.g. for the first 15 minutes or so she's pretty unlikeable, before belatedly and out of nowhere becoming pleasant; in and around Vivian & Co. I mean, not Mitchell (Patrick Schwarzenegger) obviously. A shorter run time as well as a bit more depth and creativity with the characters/plot would've went a long way. It's nothing absolutely terrible, granted. Lastly, cool to see 'The Walking Dead' alum Sydney Park (Kiera) involved.