Moxie (2021 Film) Information

Moxie is a comedy-drama film.  Amy Poehler is the director of the PG-13 movie.  It is based on the novel by Jennifer Mathieu.

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Cast

Hadley Robinson as Vivian
Lauren Tsai as Claudia
Alycia Pascual-Peña as Lucy
Nico Hiraga as Seth
Sabrina Haskett as Kaitlynn
Patrick Schwarzenegger as Mitchell
Anjelika Washington as Amaya
Josie Totah as CJ
Amy Poehler as Lisa
Ike Barinholtz as Mr. Davies
Marcia Gay Harden as Principal Shelly
Clark Gregg as John
Charlie Hall as Bradley

Synopsis of the film

Fed up with the sexist and toxic status quo at her high school, a shy 16-year-old finds inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past and anonymously publishes a zine that sparks a school-wide, coming-of-rage revolution.

Amy Poehler discusses how “Moxie” was developed

Kim Lessing, one of our producers at my production company Paper Kite, brought the book to me and was like, “You should check this out.  It’s a great read.” All the women in our office read it, and we were all really moved by the story and the idea that a revolution can start with one step.

I was interested in directing again after Wine Country. So we developed this movie from the very beginning. I called Jennifer Mathieu and talked through her original vision, found the writers to write the script, and were involved from start to finish, which has been the coolest.

Release date

The movie will be available on March 3, 2021.

Other notes

Adapted for the screen by Tamara Chestna and Dylan Meyer.

Filmed in Altadena, California.

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