Moxie ★★★

Amy Poehler's second directorial outing, 'Moxie,' undoubtedly has its heart in the right place. The film addresses issues about female empowerment, toxic masculinity, sexism, harassment, and rape. The only problem is it's all delivered with no subtlety or nuance in the way the film explains its ideology. Too heavy-handed to win hearts and minds. 'Moxie' also suffers from half-baked writing of its characters. Aside from its painfully bland main character, the other characters have little to no characterization or development throughout the entire film. Still, it's difficult to dislike 'Moxie' as it has its charms and enganging approach to a substantive topic.

Netflix (IDN).