Review Stream: Tall Girl

Movie: Tall Girl

Where to watch it: Netflix


Spoilers: Yes

Jodi has always been tall. Like abnormally tall. Her dad has always been worried about how this about impact her overall health and life. Her classmates have always targeted her for it. By the time she reached high school, Jodi measured in at 6’1. Despite trying to blend into the background, the tall girl is always noticeable. Jodi has two friends: Jack who carries a wooden milk carton instead of a backpack and has been in love with Jodi for years, and Fareeda who feels it’s her personal responsibility to stick up for Jodi.

Despite Jack’s openly undying devotion, Jodi is clear that it would never work because she’s too tall. No one seems to understand her plight and all seems lost until an attractively tall Swedish foreign exchange student walks in, Jodi thinks that maybe she finally has a chance at a suitable boyfriend. That is until the most popular girl at school snaps him up. After giving up hope, fate puts her and the tall foreign exchange student alone in that same room. Realizing that they share common interests, Jodi believes she might actually have a chance to win him away. Jodi asks her pageant queen sister for help with a makeover.

All seems to be going well and foreign exchange student promises to break up with the popular girl to date Jodi. However, the allure of popularity ends up being too much for him. Despite his true interest in Jodi, he trashes her publicly at a party. Jodi’s friend, Jack, defends her and walks away with a black eye.

Someone films the whole thing and sends it to Jodi via text. That’s enough to inspire Jodi. She dresses up and marches into homecoming to give an inspirational speech about how she accepts herself and she can handle everything that they the throw at her. Everyone cheers. Foreign exchange student finally breaks up with the popular girl but this time Jodi turns him down.

Jodi goes to Jacks house. She thanks him for defending her honor. He jokingly asks if he now meets more than fifty percent on her list for boyfriend requirements. Jodi admits that he does but she just doesn’t understand why he carries the milk carton instead of a backpack. He explains that he’s carried it with him for years for this very exact moment. He flips it over and steps up on top of it. Now, standing on the omnipresent milk carton, he is taller than her. With that, he leans down and kisses her.

Rating: C-

Is it worth watching: No, not unless you’re twelve or unbearably bored. It’s a terribly cliched teen movie. It is shallow and self pitying. At least the underdog gets the girl.

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Once upon a time, Sharon was invited to attend a comic convention. She had always wanted to go to a comic-con but thought it was out of her reach. While at this convention, she met Richard who asked her if she could write. She scoffed. Of course she was capable of writing. But then he clarified and asked if she would be willing to a be a writer for TBK Magazine. She agreed. Little did she know that she was signing on to become a podcaster, assistant editor of the magazine, Vice President of a publishing company, best mensch, and a sister. Her whole world would expand for the better after that trip in 2016. She would be forever grateful. The magazine would be her safe haven and the staff would become a part of her family. And still to this day, Richard has not fulfilled his promise of singing the cow song to Sharon.   Sharon was born in mid 1980’s and raised in Northeastern Arkansas. She has been married to her childhood sweetheart, Jesse, since 2004. They have two amazing sons. Outside of her official TBK responsibilities, she works as a nurse.   She loves theater, costumes, cosplay, and Halloween. She is addicted to Chapstick and will ALWAYS have at least one with her at all times. She despises spiral staircase, escalators, and people that do not understand how four way stops work.
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