Director: Amy Poehler
Year Released: 2021
Sick of her high school catering to the male jocks (particularly Patrick Schwarzenegger's Brock Turneresque football captain) and ignoring the harassment and objectification of the girls, Vivian (Hadley Robinson), inspired by her mother's riot grrl past, decides to make an anonymous fanzine called "Moxie" that encourages a bunch of the student body to protest. I appreciate the shout-out to 90's 'zine culture - which, looking back, was pretty fun to do - but this is a less-funny redo of Booksmart that's a little divorced from reality: the high school setting is about as realistic as Bayside High from Saved by the Bell (there's no way any of this would have been allowed to go as far as it does) and it can't end without a rape allegation to really emphasize the ugliness. Poehler is one of the funniest people alive, but this is too sanctimonious to allow for humor, although I did feel a good deal of pity for Ike Barinholtz's sympathetic English teacher caught up in the middle of the drama.