Netflix's 'Moxie': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Amy Poehler's teen comedy
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
After 'Wine Country's booming success, Amy Poehler is clearly not done with establishing her comedic genius on Netflix. The former 'Parks and Recreation' leading actress turned 'Saturday Night Live' alum is back with another banger titled 'Moxie' that sees her team up with teen drama 'After' movie franchise's Josephine Langford. It's a classic mom rom-com where Poehler's on-screen daughter, played by Hadley Robinson, wants to ax toxic sexism in her high school years with Langford playing the queen bee standing in the young girl's way. Curious yet? Read on to find out all about the upcoming movie.
Dropping less than a month from now, 'Moxie' will premiere on March 3 and will be available for streaming only on Netflix.
According to the official synopsis given by Netflix, "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 (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 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."
The teen drama sees Robinson play the leading role of Vivian Carter, a regular teen who's not okay with the sexist norms in her high school. Robinson is most popularly known for her work in the 2019 adaptation of the classic 'Little Women' (2019) and the 2020 drama 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things'. Some might also remember the young actress from the Amazon Prime Video sci-fi drama 'Utopia' that became a cult sensation in 2020. Poehler, who is known for her comedic excellence for years on the screen, will be playing Vivian's mother Ms Carter, whose rebellious past inspires her daughter to be a feminist hero.
Josephine Langford joins the cast as Emma Cunningham, the school it girl who only contributes to the problems Vivian sees. Lauren Tsai plays Claudia, Patrick Schwarzenegger plays Mitchell Wilson and Ike Barinholtz joins the cast as Mr Davies, with Marcia Gay Harden as Principal Marlene.
Poehler is directing the on-screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Jennifer Mathieu. Writing it for the screen is Tamara Chestna, while the project is being produced under Poehler's Paper Kite Productions banner, with Netflix holding distribution rights.
The trailer for 'Moxie' brings together a very 'Mean Girls' vibe with a group of teens trying to demolish the largely toxic and sexist status quo in their school. Check it out for yourself right here. Spoiler alert: It's hilarious.
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