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.

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Amy Poehler

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Jennifer Mathieu (based upon the novel by), Tamara Chestna (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hadley Robinson ... Vivian
Lauren Tsai ... Claudia
Alycia Pascual-Pena ... Lucy (as Alycia Pascual-Peña)
Nico Hiraga ... Seth
Sabrina Haskett ... Kaitlynn
Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Mitchell
Sydney Park ... Kiera
Anjelika Washington ... Amaya
Emily Hopper ... Meg
Josie Totah ... CJ
Amy Poehler ... Lisa
Ike Barinholtz ... Mr. Davies
Marcia Gay Harden ... Principal Shelly
Josephine Langford ... Emma
Joshua Walker ... Jason
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Vivian, 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 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 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. Written by Canon y mus

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Comedy | Drama | Music

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, strong language and sexual material, and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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The song that the Rockport High School marching band plays at the assembly and at the football games is to the tune of "For Boston", the traditional fight song of Boston College and Boston College High School. Director and co-star Amy Poehler is a Boston College alumna, and graduated from the college in 1993. See more »

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Claudia: We've been best friends since we were four. You really think you could lead a revolt and I wouldn't notice?
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References The Great Gatsby (2013) See more »

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W.A.R.R.I.O.R.
Written by Ebony Bones (as Ebony Serene Thomas)
Performed by Ebony Bones (as Ebony Bones!)
Courtesy of 1984 Records, License arranged by Fine Gold Music
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Empowering
3 March 2021 | by Golden_HopeSee all my reviews

I think that this movie is going to wind people up. Which is hilarious because that is the whole point of the movie to get under peoples skin and make them think.

Most people that see this film and dislike it are going to do so because they see them selfs reflected in the people the movie is talking about.

I think that this movie will really be an empowering movie for teenage girls. Lots of films try to do this but i think that this movie succeeds where others don't because it doesn't pander to its audience. It was grounded for the most part.

Some characters did border on cartoony, which brings me to my biggest issue with the movie. The actor of Mitchell. He wasn't a very good actor anyway but the worst part was how old he looked. He is nearly 30 and i know that this happens in lots of shows and movie and probably he isn't the only one not playing his age in this movie. The issue is that he just stuck out like a sore thumb. Every time he was on screen i was like "Oh there is an adult man". It was just incredibly distracting. He was meant to be 16?

Another small issue i had was the back end to the second act and the beginning of the third. It seemed to lose its focus and fell off the tracks a little bit for me.

Thankfully it finds its way when it begins to wrap the movie up. I think the ending is really great, i do wish it wasn't over as abruptly. I think this could have been fixed by trimming the movie down and then just giving a few of them minutes to the end.

This movie was really good and i think that people should see it. I do however think that this movie is going to get a lot of hate and bad reviews because it is a feminist movie so make sure you watch it and support it.


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Release Date:

3 March 2021 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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