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  • Summary: Set in a struggling Los Angeles television station threatened by economic downturn, possible in-house graft and massive job loss, Moxie (Tanna Frederick), a children's TV show actress, unexpectedly turns into a Joan of Ark (with the passion of Norma Rae) when she finds herself leading an extraordinary band of rebelling women demanding their rights as they anxiously face uncertain futures after their new boss (Michael Imperioli) and his second-in-command (Robert Hallak) arrive from New York on a devastating cost-cutting mission. All of Moxie's personal and professional assumptions and those of her long-time boyfriend (Corey Feldman) are turned upside-down as her mother (Frances Fisher), her two aunts (Mary Crosby and Eliza Roberts), and her stepfather (Gregory Harrison), join with dozens of her fellow female office workers to illuminate the struggles, challenges and joys of what is still, in some circles, referred to as 'The Change Of Life.' And what role will Moxie’s new boss play in this unfolding romantic comedy/drama? Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Apr 27, 2014
    75
    Like a number of cult directors to emerge in the 1970s, Henry Jaglom values a party atmosphere at the expense of narrative cohesion.
  2. Reviewed by: Jeannette Catsoulis
    Apr 30, 2014
    70
    As cavalier with structure as ever, Mr. Jaglom surrounds himself with familiars who embrace his cheery, disorderly style.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    May 1, 2014
    70
    Although unlikely to make any new converts, The M Word should well satisfy the filmmaker’s small legion of devoted fans.
  4. Reviewed by: Jonathan Kiefer
    Apr 29, 2014
    50
    In The M Word, Jaglom smartly sees a parallel between midlife hormone upheaval and sudden workplace superfluousness, but his unstructured-gabfest approach makes rather a mess of it.
  5. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    May 2, 2014
    40
    The lively but wildly erratic result will surely please Jaglom’s winnowing fan base, while baffling most others and doing little to deter Jaglom himself.
  6. Reviewed by: Robert Abele
    Apr 30, 2014
    30
    Jaglom is too spiritually and cinematically lazy to do anything but evoke glib, artless solidarity, and let us know he's heard of Twitter and Facebook.
  7. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    May 1, 2014
    20
    There are some nice moments of camaraderie, as Feldman and Imperioli do their laid-back thing and Fisher is feisty and warmhearted. Still, the let’s-all-talk-at-once actorliness wears thin. It’s just not worth the mood swings.

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