Amy Poehler’s adaption of the book Moxie premiered on Netflix! The film stars Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Nico Hiraga, Clark Gregg, and more. We have fan reactions + some of our favorite moments from the film.
Written by: Daniella Baltazar – March 3rd, 2021 9:57 pm pst
A new coming-of-age film just hit Netflix! Moxie, based on the 2017 book of the same title, follows the quiet Vivian as she begins a feminist revolution after being inspired by a confident new friend, Lucy, played by Alycia Pascual-Peña. Directed by Amy Poehler, the film features a cast full of up and coming young stars like Hadley Robinson, Josephine Langford, and Patrick Schwarzenegger. After watching the movie, fans took to Twitter to talk about their favorite moments!
A lot of fans like @ftlangfordline and @hessasworld_ have been thirsting over the charismatic and sensitive Seth played by Nico Hiraga.
Seth really be owning my heart #moxie pic.twitter.com/TtuKExlVMp
— Kristina | Moxie Day ⭐️ (@ftlangfordline) March 3, 2021
no but i think we all need a man like seth acosta in our lives #Moxie pic.twitter.com/H59mqYPWMm
— reeds (@hessasworld_) March 3, 2021
While @autumnrosse and @jolangfrds share their favorite messages from the movie:
This!!! #Moxie #moxiegirlsfightback pic.twitter.com/pevUzRMjLP
— autumn rose (@autumnrosse) March 3, 2021
moxie girls fight back.
– #moxie pic.twitter.com/UOaTd8oJls
— ♡ MOXIE DAY (@jolangfrds) March 3, 2021
While other fans are gushing about Alycia Pascual-Peña and Josephine Langford’s performances:
The way she OWNS this movie #Moxie pic.twitter.com/MuczHjf58R
— . (@herostattoos) March 3, 2021
“the message that I would hope people take from emma in this film is to not judge a book by its cover and to check in on people. just because you have good grades, you’re the head cheerleader or vice president of the school, it doesn’t mean everything’s fine.” – JL 🤍 #moxie pic.twitter.com/p1cuxHdZEV
— ♡ MOXIE DAY (@jolangfrds) March 3, 2021
There’s A LOT that happens in Moxie, here are some of our favorite things about it:
📸 | Amy Poehler as Lisa Carter in the trailer for #Moxie pic.twitter.com/3fZT5jUKq8
— I Heart Amy Poehler 💛⭐ (@amypoehlerorg) February 2, 2021
The Relationship Between Vivian and her Mother
Vivian and Lisa, played by Amy Poehler, have a dynamic that we loved! Lisa respected her daughter’s space as an individual, allowing her to feel free to express herself and make decisions on her own. But she wasn’t afraid to step in and provide support and guidance when Vivian began to spiral. It’s nice to see a mother-daughter relationship that doesn’t boil the relationship down to “overbearing mom” or “rebellious daughter.”
Also,, thank you Claudia, her sacrifice I stg 🥺🥺 #moxie pic.twitter.com/pEoyTNsMB8
— p3achytrash (@p3achytrash) March 3, 2021
The Importance of Intersectional Feminism
Vivian’s best friend Claudia, played by Lauren Tsai, is Chinese-American, which causes Claudia to feel a lot of pressure. At one point, she tells Vivian that Vivian can’t understand what she’s going through because Vivian is white. Claudia’s life and experiences are different from Vivian’s, and the movie doesn’t shy away from talking about that. An important part of feminism is understanding that it doesn’t look like one thing, and that intersectionality is important, which was great to see in Moxie!
The amount of power this one picture got! #Moxie pic.twitter.com/oa7Ct3dVOS
— 𝑺𝒉𝒚𝒚 • (@ft_herojo) March 3, 2021
Complicated Female Relationships
It’s also refreshing to see complicated, positive relationships between women. While aligned by the goal of calling out sexism at their school, the Moxie girls aren’t carbon copies of each other. They have their own unique identities, perspectives, and goals. The relationship and the bonds between them are complicated and dynamic, which we absolutely loved!
While these were some of our favorite moments, Moxie covers a lot more themes and topics, so be sure to check it out now on Netflix!
Daniella Baltazar is a senior at Emerson College currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Media Arts Production with a minor in Global and Post-Colonial Studies. She is a spring 2021 intern for AfterBuzz TV and is hoping to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.