When it comes to seeing the Netflix original, Tall Girl, I cannot really say why I tarried so, but here we are. Finally I can add this to my list of “have seen titles,” and so of course, I now “have” to write about it.
Tall Girl (2019) Netflix Review
At her school, Jodie (Ava Michelle) is the girl everyone knows, but not for a reason she’s proud of. She’s known as “the tall girl,” and is the subject of many an unpleasant joke. Her two besties stand by her despite this, one of whom is in love her, and he’s not shy about it either! Jodie imagines herself to have the perfect boyfriend, someday, but on her requirements list is someone at last as tall as she is!
Enter a cute foreign exchange student; the mean girl who wants him; and Jodie’s perfect pageant queen sister who knows just how to woo a boy.
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Here’s my question, why didn’t anyone tell me how cute this is? Secondly, why does there seem to be a kind of cinematic hatred for this film? Like anything, it has its shortcomings, but overall, this is all kinds of sweet fun. There’s a good coming of age story, and a lead who learns to trust what her friends know about her to be true over what the bullies say. It’s a great moment for her, and us, as the viewer.
I’m not sure I love the actress who plays the lead, although given the character, maybe she intentionally plays her as more “closed off” over extroverted. All of the characters are fun to know and I find there’s very few I actively dislike. I like Jodie’s parents, especially the sweet scene between she and her dad; Jodie’s friend Fareeda is hilarious; Jack is cute and good to Jodie; and then her sister, Harper, well, she’s not the stereotypical character which I appreciate.
Tall Girl is a fun way to pass some time. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the way things shake out. It’s not perfect, but there’s something so cheerful about this type of Netflix original, and so long as it makes me smile, usually I’m a fan.
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Content: There’s some suggestive comments, and minor profanity. Thematic elements like bullying are a part of this TV-PG rating.