I’m not really one for cheesy, feel-good movies. As you likely know, I tend to lean towards films that portray sinister, malevolent situations because I’m a sick soul like that.
When I watched the trailer for Netflix’s Tall Girl, I assumed it would be a typical cheesy movie. But, as we all know, we shouldn’t assume, and in this case, my assumptions were entirely incorrect.
Tall Girl “is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nzingha Stewart, from a screenplay by Sam Wolfson. The film stars Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Paris Berelc, Luke Eisner, Clara Wilsey, Anjelika Washington, Rico Paris, Angela Kinsey, and Steve Zahn. It was released by Netflix on September 13, 2019,” the movie’s Wikipedia page says.
Focusing on the struggles of a 6’1, 16-year-old Jodi, played by Ava Michelle, Tall Girl depicts the struggles associated with being uncomfortable in our own skin. In the film, Jodi is constantly referred to as the tall girl, amongst a slieu of other names regarding her height, and over time, she begins to lose sight of who she is as a person, focusing instead on her physical appearance and her hatred for her height.
Going into this movie, I really had no clue what to expect. I shy away from romance movies, including romantic comedies for the most part, hence why I assumed this movie would be like all of the cliche ones I’ve seen before.
It isn’t, though. In fact, it’s brilliant, and I can’t recommend it enough.
This movie is realistic, hilarious, heart-warming, upsetting, encouraging, and a whole other host of emotions. It’s fantastic in terms of its storyline and its casting, and I really was not expecting to enjoy it as much as I did.
If you haven’t seen it, give Tall Girl a watch. It is 100 per cent a Netflix win.