The Trailer For Amy Poehler’s Coming-Of-Age Flick Is Here & Where Was This When I Was A Kid?


Netflix has unleashed the trailer for its new coming-of-age film Moxie, directed and starring the one and only Amy Poehler.

Moxie, based on the novel of the same name and written by Jennifer Mathieu, introduces us to 16-year-old Vivian Carter.

Vivian (Hadley Robinson) is a seemingly shy teen, who prefers to keep her head down and fly under the radar. But when the arrival of a new student, played by Alycia Pascual-Peña, forces her to examine the unchecked behaviour of her classmates at her high school, Vivian realises she’s fed up. 

Inspired by her mum, who was a punk rock Riot Grrrl in the ’90s (the underground feminist punk movement), Viv anonymously publishes an underground zine called Moxie to expose bias and wrongdoing in her high school, and unexpectedly sparks a movement.

Now at the centre of change, Vivian begins to forge new friendships with other young women and allies, shattering the divides between cliques and clubs as they take on high school together.

Poehler stars as Vivian’s mum, joining the aggressively cool Lauren Tsai (Terrace House), Patrick Schwarzenegger (Midnight Sun), Nico Hiraga (Booksmart), Sydney Park (The Walking Dead), and our very own Josephine Langford (After).

Moxie hits Netflix on March 3.

While we patiently wait for March to come around, Netflix is gearing up for the release of Malcolm & Marie, starring Zendaya and John David Washington. I am SO KEEN for this one.

The romantic drama was directed by Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. It was quietly filmed over a two-week period during the pandemic, which absolutely beats my lockdown activities.

In it, Washington plays a filmmaker who returns home with his girlfriend (Zendaya) following a celebratory movie premiere. While waiting for the reviews to pile in, the evening suddenly takes a turn as revelations about their relationship begin to bubble to the surface.

Malcolm & Marie premieres this Friday (February 5) on Netflix.

Then on February 12, Netflix will drop the final instalment in the To All The Boys trilogy, starring Lana Condor and Noah Centineo.

The film follows Lara Jean Song Covey (Condor) and Peter Kavinsky (Centineo) as they navigate their final year of high school, including college applications and prom. All that good stuff.

Lock ’em all in, I reckon.