Actors: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Pena
Director: Amy Poehler
Writers: Jennifer Mathieu, Tamara Chestna
Genre: Drama, Teen
My Rating: 9/10
Watch this movie on Netflix
A shy 16-year-old used to ignore the double standards at school but now she is done with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school. She starts a magazine called Moxie and asks the other girls to stand up for their rights. This group of girls starts a whole revolution at their school.
Last week I heard a lot of people talking about this movie that came out on Netflix. They all have read the book and they were pretty excited. I have to admit I didn’t read the book so I had no idea what kind of movie this was going to be. I thought it was just a random teen movie.
But that was my mistake. This is more a teen feminism movie. And to be honest I really liked it! I was inspired! This was also perfect timing by releasing this movie on 3 March, just before international women’s day. It has a great message. This movie is mostly about the school rules and the double standards they have sometimes. Like it is okay for a boy not to wear a shirt but girls have to cover themselves up. Those double standards at school. This movie shows what is wrong with those school rules. Equality means that men and women are equal and have the same rights. But still in 2021 in a lot of places, there is not equality yet, even at school.
Some people think feminism is about that women are better than men, but that is definitely not the case. It is about equality. We deserve the same salary, the same rules, and the same opportunities.
The cast was great, very diverse and all of them likable except for some boys and the principal. They were all pretty good actors because I’ve seen a lot worse. This was one of those movies that inspired me and made me feel powerful and good. That is the kind of movie I needed this now. To be honest this would be a great movie (or book) that everyone should watch or read in high school. I wish we had the option to read books like this one in high school. This is about important stuff.
I also wished I was also brave like these girls and stand up for their rights
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