Netflix has released an official trailer for Moxie, based on the book of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. The film will be Amy Poehler‘s second directorial effort after 2019’s Wine Country.
It looks okay. Will I watch it? Well, it’s on Netflix, so I’ll probably get around to it by the end of the year. I haven’t read the book the film is based on, but hopefully fans will enjoy the adaptation. Lord knows we need more good adaptations of popular books.
Vivian (Hadley Robinson), a seemingly shy 16-year-old, has always preferred to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student (Alycia Pascual-Peña) forces her to examine the unchecked behavior of her fellow students running rampant at her high school, Vivian realizes she’s fed up. Inspired by her mother’s (Amy Poehler) rebellious past, Vivian anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement. Now at the center of a revolution, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, reaching across the divide of cliques and clubs as they learn to navigate the highs and lows of high school together.
Moxie begins streaming March 3, 2021 on Netflix.
What do you guys think? Interested in seeing this at all?