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It’s aims are positive, but the results are mediocre.
Amy Poehler’s Moxie is a film with conviction. It aims to shine a bright light on toxic aspects of our society, specifically in regards to young people, and encourages pushing back against them with passion and loud voices. It properly recognizes the issues it addresses as complex and fraught, but advocates that the only way things will change is if people fight for what they believe in.
It’s a movie with a proper head on its shoulders, and it’s art in promotion of good. Unfortunately it also happens to be built on a foundation that is a basic and overly familiar coming-of-age story that ultimately renders the cinematic experience mostly immemorable.
The new Netflix movie is based on the novel of the same name by author Jennifer Mathieu, and follows Vivian (Hadley Robinson) – a teenage girl who finds herself frozen by a college essay question about a cause that she feels passionate about. The vexation comes from always keeping her head down and steering away from conflict, but then she finds a double dose of inspiration. After meeting a new classmate named Lucy (Alycia Pascual-Peña) who isn’t willing to tolerate any of the sexist garbage constantly spewed by the school’s star athlete (Patrick Schwarzenegger), she does a bit of investigating into the past of her mother (Amy Poehler) and discovers that she was a riot grrrl growing up who fiercely advocated for women’s rights while blasting Bikini Kill.
Feeling exceptionally motivated, the teenage lead anonymously writes a feminism-inspired zine called Moxie, and one morning goes into the girl’s bathroom to leave a stack of copies on the hand dryer. It quickly becomes the talk of the school, with students not only debating the issues that are raised, but also the identity of the mystery publisher. Without ever revealing her secret identity, Vivan becomes a part of an unofficial club pushing for the end of misogynistic policies and biases – though the work is not without struggle, as she earns ire from male classmates, sees no support from the principal (Marcia Gay Harden), and begins to see fractures form in her relationship with her best friend, Claudia (Lauren Tsai).Hadley Robinson makes a strong debut as a lead in Moxie.
With the story contained to the events at the high school, Moxie’s stakes are entirely dependent on audience investment in the characters, and that ends up being a mixed bag due to the simplicity around the edges in the ensemble. As a protagonist, Vivian is interesting to watch both in her ambition and in her demonstrated flaws – such as her moment of panic after first “releasing” the zine, and her immense frustration with the complications inherent in the issues she is trying to fix. Likewise, Lucy is compelling for her strident attitude and unwillingness to accept the status quo; and Claudia’s perspective winds up adding new levels to the issues (plus her relationship with Vivian is the most significant in the film).
By extension, Moxie makes for a great platform for some talented young actors. In her first lead role, Hadley Robinson demonstrates wonderful range playing Vivian, and the evolution of the character through the story feels authentic because of how she plays it. Alycia Pascual-Pena has terrific stage presence, making her an excellent fit for the role of the protagonist’s contemporary catalyst to action over in-action.Moxie trips up with a large supporting cast with a number of thin characters.
That depth isn’t universally present in the supporting cast, however, and that extends to both the primary antagonistic forces, and Vivian’s newfound friends in revolution. Both Marcia Gay Harden’s turn-a-blind-eye principal and Patrick Schwarzenegger’s cocky jock wind up being overly familiar tropes, and aren’t given enough substance to add any extra nuance to the movie’s core conflict. The same can be said of members of the Moxie club, as characters seem only present to represent a single problem, such as issues with the dress code, and resource allocation in boys and girls sports programs. And while you want more from the woke romantic interest (Nico Hiraga), Vivian's single mother (Amy Poehler), or even the caught-in-the-middle teacher (Ike Barinholtz), there's a lot that winds up resting on cliches and renders the movie to be a touch too typical.
The best thing about the coming-of-age genre is that it gives young people an opportunity to recognize that they are not alone facing the crazy issues that come with life as a teenager – and it would be wonderful if people watch Moxie and feel inspired by the actions of its protagonists. It harbors that potential, but more likely it will become a film that you reflect on with a shrug and a, “That was okay” as the poster scrolls by when you cycle around Netflix. It’s aims are positive, but the results are mediocre.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Drama "Nomadland" and satire "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" won movie honors at the Golden Globes on Sunday in a mostly virtual bicoastal ceremony that was marked by impassioned calls for more diversity and the dominance of Netflix.
"Nomadland," a moving drama about van dwellers in recession-hit America from Searchlight Pictures, also took the best director prize for Chinese-born Chloe Zhao. It made Zhao only the second woman to win at the Globes in that category, and the first woman director of Asian descent to win.
"For everyone who has gone through this difficult and beautiful journey at some point in their lives, this is for you," said Zhao.
"We don't say goodbye, we say see you down the road," she said, quoting a line from the movie.
The two wins for "Nomadland" increased the profile of the film ahead of nominations in March for the Oscars.
Sacha Baron Cohen, the creator of "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" from Amazon Studios was named best comedy movie actor, while singer Andra Day was a surprise winner for her lead role in "The United States vs. Billie Holiday."
"Donald Trump is contesting the result!" Baron Cohen joked about the win for the "Borat" sequel, which was a satire on the America of the former U.S. President.
Netflix Inc's period drama "Mank," about "Citizen Kane" screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, had gone into Sunday's show with a leading six nods but ended the night empty-handed.
Nevertheless, the streaming service was the biggest winner on Sunday, with four wins in the movie field and six for television, including best TV drama series "The Crown" and limited series chess saga "The Queen's Gambit."
The usual chummy gathering of A-listers at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills, California, was replaced by webcams in the homes of celebrities that were either dressed up or, like "Ted Lasso" star Jason Sudeikis, in casual garb.
Hosted by Tina Fey in New York and Amy Poehler in Beverly Hills, the small physical audiences were made up of masked frontline workers.
Peter Morgan, creator of "The Crown" said he missed being together. "I'm just sorry I am sitting here in my tragic little office and not surrounded by the people who make this show such a pleasure," Morgan said, appearing by video.
However Jodie Foster, a best supporting actress winner for the Guantanamo prison legal drama "The Mauritanian," told reporters backstage that she felt it was one of the best Golden Globe shows ever.
"It didn't feel like it was filled with so much artifice," said Foster.
Emotional high points included a posthumous best actor award for Chadwick Boseman, who died at age 43 last August from an undisclosed battle with cancer.
"He would say something beautiful," said his widow Simone Ledward Boseman, as she fought back tears. "I don't have his words."
British actors Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega were among other Black winners chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which has been lambasted in recent days for having no Black people among its 87 members.
"Soul," the first Pixar movie to have a Black character in the lead, was named best animated movie and won best score.
The HFPA was the target of jokes and comments throughout the night. "We all know awards shows are stupid," said Fey. "Even in stupid things, inclusivity is important and there are no Black members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association."
Members of the HFPA appeared briefly on Sunday's show and pledged to do better.
Jane Fonda, 83, used her lifetime achievement acceptance speech to make the case for elevating all voices in Hollywood, saying that stories "really can change people."
(Additional reporting by Lisa Richwine and Nichola Groom; editing by Jonathan Oatis)
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She was the first actress in South Indian Film Industry who had got 70 Lakh rupees (highest amount so far) in a is a glowing sensation of Indian Cinema and brand ambassador of many famous brands like Lakme, Veet, Kodak, Samsung, Slice, Spice Mobiles. In year 2005 she was selected as face of the year for Lakme Fashion week.Katrina achieved this position in a very short interval and she will be number one actress of Bollywood film industry very soon. She understand what film industry wants. Its not all about hard word, it about what people wish and how to present that. Katrina is working well.
What an awesome night this is going to be, especially for those who are die-hard fans of Hollywood's hottest young stars. The 2011 Teen Choice Awards will celebrate the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, and sports. Everyone has been anxiously mulling over the Teen Choice Awards list to guess who will win in each category. There is a spirit of joy and contentment seen in both the hosts and audiences. Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that their favorite celebrities win this coveted award. Night of "Youth and Fun" The 2011 Teen Choice Awards is a night of youth and fun, but it is still a red carpet event. Which young stars stood up to the fashion strain? Who failed gloomily? Follow the jump to view the fashion gallery, and find out yourself which stars really sparkled on this wonderful night. The Awards honor Hollywood's fresh, up-and-coming stars and popular favorites are loved by fans of all ages. This year, however, the talent is so great that there is no way one could try and predict the winner.
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