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TALL GIRL (2019): The Things I Liked…

Tall Girl (2019), Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Netflix
Tall Girl (2019), Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Netflix

Tall Girl is a high school movie that’s engaging, well-acted and feels extra special because it’s the story of Jodi (Ava Michelle), a teenage girl who just happens to be more than six feet tall.

Directed by Nzingha Stewart, it’s also the first movie about the ‘tall girl high school experience’ that I know of. This key difference, along with the promise of comedy and Griffin Gluck – the now grown up young actor who was brilliant in  Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia (1999) are the reasons I just had to tune in.

In terms of the film’s comedy categorisation, I did laugh a few times but I’d say I was moved more than I was amused. Besides the stage-time moment that seemed to reference the Kanye West / Taylor Swift 2009 Grammy Awards situation, and one or two of Jodies’s exchanges with her father (Steve Zahn) at the dinner table, I had fun overall but there aren’t many especially amusing moments in Tall Girl that spring to mind.

As for the scenes that moved me, they include every effort that Jodie’s father made to help his daughter, Jodi’s relationship with her sister, her best friend; and of course the scene at the end with the ‘wooden school bag.’

Watch Tall Girl for a well-executed look at a very specific high school experience. There’s also beautiful messages about self acceptance, inner beauty and a timely reminder of the challenge that is effective parenting.

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TALL GIRL (2019): New Trailer Starring Ava Micelle, Angela Kinsey, Paris Berelc, Griffin Gluck…

Tall Girl (2019), Ava Michelle, Netflix
Tall Girl (2019), Ava Michelle, Netflix

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Tall Girl (2019).


New comedy Tall Girl is the story of Jodie, the tallest girl in school.After years of feeling uncomfortable and trying to hide, the time has arrived for Jodie to to find her confidence and stand tall.

Directed by Nzingha Stewart, Tall Girl stars Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Paris Berelc, Steve Zahn…

My five feet 4 inches frame can’t fully relate to to the tall girl experience, so I’m watching to learn and laugh since this is a comedy after all.

Amy Le, Luke Eisner, Candi Brooks, Kelly Murtagh, Jason Rogel, Tracy Brotherton, Conway Solomon and Anjelika Washington also star.

Tall Girl Release Dates: September 13th, 2019 (US)…

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