Popculture.id has not written a film review for a long time. Last time, I reviewed the Black Widow film which was quite disappointing and also The Suicide Squad which treated it. After being treated, this time I will write a review of a new film entitled Moxie . This film itself has actually been released for quite a long time. Now the Moxie movie can be watched on the Netflix streaming channel.
Moxie is a schoolchildren drama film directed by Amy Poehler. This film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu which was published in 2015. There are several famous stars and young actresses who play a role in this film. Some of them are Nico Hiraga, Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual Pena, Josephine Langford and many others. One thing is for sure, this film is dominated by young actors.
Refreshing School Boy Drama
Films with the theme of school children’s lives are certainly not a strange thing for us anymore. The film industry of many countries must have made a film with the theme of this schoolchildren drama. For example in Indonesia we have Dilan . Apart from that, Hollywood doesn’t seem bored to continue to exploit the favorite themes of these teenagers. However, especially for Moxie, Amy Poehler gives freshness even though it’s not very fresh~
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Broadly speaking, Moxie is a film that tells the story of a group of female students who challenge the status quo that is maintained by various parties at their school. This is blended with the theme of friendship and love between the characters. In general, Moxie is a typical film. What makes this film different is the knowledge of feminism they want to convey. As a result, we see the perspective of school children’s lives from the eyes of these rebellious women.
Introduction to Feminism
As already mentioned a little, Moxie is a film that focuses on introducing the ideas of feminism. More precisely is the liberal feminism that developed in the United States. For those of you who may not know, feminism itself is an idea and movement that focuses on women’s issues. Feminism believes that women around the world are still confined by patriarchy which makes it difficult for women to express themselves.
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Now, this Moxie film will introduce us to the basic ideas of feminism through conflicts that occur in schools. This film also describes the escalation of issues and how women rebel very well. They started from small issues such as using a hand sign to dealing with rape. All of the conflicts discussed here stem from Moxie, an independent feminist magazine created by the main character who was inspired by his own mother. Even though it’s a cliché, Moxie is another example of how the right words can inspire people.
Balanced and Not Forcing
Today there are many people who oppose the liberal feminism of the United States. Not without reason, many think that these feminists are too excessive in spreading their ideas. This fact does not apply in Moxie . In my personal opinion, Amy Poehler is very considerate of many things so that this film is not like patronizing the audience. Comedy and mother-child relationship are the simplest ways to discuss these women’s radical ideas.
Even though it discusses feminism, it doesn’t mean the Moxie film stops there. This film continues to develop the main story; schoolchildren’s life. With a duration of 2 hours, we can enjoy the life of the main character from a psychological and social perspective. The character development is so interesting that it makes Moxie’s film so balanced. The touch of romance in this film is also very helpful for the audience to ‘rest’ after swallowing the discussion of feminism in important scenes.
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So that’s the review of the Popculture.id version of the Moxie film . What do you think Popins? Have any of you seen this film? For those who haven’t, are you interested in watching it?