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. (Letterboxd)
Girls and women have a lot to be angry about (more than I could imagine), and the way Moxie brings it to a head in the big scream hits hard. The one-off speech by an unnamed character immediately afterwards though encapsulates the film’s awkward and contrived script that bungles its message everywhere else: Love the character diversity and intersectional awareness but when they’re limited to just random scenes or lines it reeks of tokenism and rids the story of most of its momentum and cohesion.
6/10 (Mediocre)

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