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Moxie

Published March 6, 2021

Moxie

Film info

  • Title Moxie
  • Director Amy Poehler
  • Year 2021
  • Run time 1hr 51m
  • Genres Drama, Comedy
  • Tagline Find your voice

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.

Live blog

Time Comment
2:12 Let out an involuntary squeak at Clark Gregg’s name. I didn’t love Agents of Shield, honest.
5:51 The phone pouches on the wall is an interesting idea.
10:08 “You know, you used to be a little person that did what I said”
17:01 “Why should I have to ignore him? Why can’t he not be a dick?”
17:34 Keep your head up high.
23:22 I like how they had an inflatable football helmet to run out onto the field.
27:28 Haha, dramatic entrance to an audience of one old man who doesn’t care.
35:26 Yay Seth!
40:51 I feel like there’s a lot of injuries coming out of this party.
43:22 Dude. The King is worth more than the Queen. What IS that about??
46:17 “Secret identities are objectively rad.”
48:23 Mean Girls reference!
51:44 Really loving the revolution, but I would have not been comfortable with tank top day either.
1:00:35 I’m not really on board with funeral home as a destination for hanging out.
1:07:48 Hover test!
1:08:55 “I do care, ok? You just have to let me do things my way.”
1:14:50 Proper quiz on the doorstep!
1:21:54 Frank the Print Guy is fab.
1:26:57 “We’ve been best friends since we were four. You really think you could lead a revolt and I wouldn’t notice?”
1:38:52 Spartacus moment.
1:44:32 Love that last look - proud but tears because why should it even have to happen?

Thoughts

Brilliant, brilliant movie. Obviously it has that equality revolution vibe that makes it an incredible watch. But what I really loved about it is that none of the characters are perfect, they don’t just get everything they want, it’s not just a clean fight to the finish. They fight, they make mistakes, they’re insensitive to each other, they really are just teenagers trying to find out what they stand for. A really beautiful watch.

Plus, Clark Gregg.

Rating: 5 / 5

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