Inspired by her mom's rebellious past and a confident new friend, a shy 16-year-old publishes an anonymous zine calling out sexism at her school.

  • Released: 2021-03-03
  • Runtime: 111 minutes
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
  • Stars: Hadley Robinson, Lauren Tsai, Alycia Pascual-Peña, Nico Hiraga, Sabrina Haskett, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sydney Park, Anjelika Washington, Josie Totah, Amy Poehler, Ike Barinholtz, Marcia Gay Harden, Josephine Langford, Joshua Darnell Walker, Clark Gregg, Charlie Hall, Avery Bagenstos, Ron Perkins, Aaaron Holliday, Roman Arabia, Greg Poehler, Helen Slayton-Hughes, Xander Evans, Avantika Vandanapu, Kevin Dorff, Carla Valentine, Corey Fogelmanis, Cooper Mothersbaugh, Gracie Lawrence, Brady Reiter, Ji-young Yoo, Aaron Holliday
  • Director: Amy Poehler
  • majaguara - 11 December 2022
    Passe from the point of view of young audience, good textbook for boomers
    It looks as if the 45-year-old is only beginning to understand the changes taking place in the world today, which the 23-year-old tried to explain to her with a few examples and wrote a scenario that could work around the year 2000. Regaining the voice by women as the subject of a movie for teenagers in the third decade of the 21st century? They themselves wouldn't believe the film was made in 2022. Also, however toxic environments high schools can be, the scenes of the team captain with the new girl at school - couldn't happen today, it's just against the calculus of probabilities. Maybe in the 90s, but not today. In addition, there are many cringeworthy moments, clichés repeated from thousands of films for teenagers, slogans if relevant today, then only among women in their 40s, 50s, and 60s who still have to fight the patriarchy. Such a film would not have been made if it had been written, or at least consulted, by a girl of the age of its protagonists. That's when I checked - the screenwriter is exactly 45 years old :P.
  • emilijaskyriute - 25 April 2022
    Fun and flawed
    This got recommended to me on Netflix when it came out but I didn't watch it until now. I expected it to be better, it was evident from the first couples of minutes that it's not a cinematic masterpiece, but it was fun to watch and had great messages. The overall vibe is fun, I especially liked the music and colors used.

    The writing was pretty bad, as many others have mentioned. The token diverse characters, like trans, queer and disabled girls could've been explored a lot more (maybe it would work better as a series?). The messages seem to spelled out to us - the audience isn't stupid, it would be a much better watch if we realized things form the characters' actions rather than dialogue.

    I think that teenagers (that includes boys too) would find more value from this than adults and older teens, but it's still a fun watch. I especially urge men and boys to watch it since some don't even notice that what they're doing is wrong.

    Now, I don't like a lot of the reviews here - they come from men that see women's issues as a threat to them, so it has been rated worse than it actually is. It upset me, so I'm adding a couple more stars to balance those out.