Tall Girl 2 Parent Guide
Uneven acting, lazy writing, and frustratingly avoidable conflicts are par for the course in this formulaic teen film.
Parent Movie Review
After overcoming her shyness and accepting her height, Jodi (Ava Michelle) finally feels like she has it all together. She isn’t getting bullied anymore and she has an amazing boyfriend, Dunk (Griffin Gluck). With her newfound confidence, Jodi decides to try out for the spring musical and lands the lead. Under new pressures and facing stage fright, Jodi’s inner insecurities start to re-emerge, affecting her relationships to her friends, boyfriend, and herself.
I never saw the first Tall Girl, but I was vaguely aware of it thanks to the mockery it received on the internet. If the original is anywhere close to the quality of the sequel, I didn’t miss out on much. This is your standard low budget teen movie. Uneven acting, cheap writing, and frustratingly avoidable conflicts are par for the course. I’ve seen worse, but that doesn’t mean I’d watch this again.
One of the biggest flaws of this production is the writing. There are way too many storylines happening all at once, which muddles the core messages. Writing a story about self-doubt and anxiety is a great idea! Teens need to know that they aren’t alone in those feelings. The problem is that those messages are buried under layers of side plots that don’t go anywhere. On top of that, the stereotypical “mean girl” is so unbelievably over the top that she comes off as a parody. The actress is fine, it’s just the character herself is ridiculous to the point of being unwatchable.
I can see that fans of cheesy teen movies might enjoy this film. And parents will be pleased to know that there’s very little negative content outside of the usual teen kissing and some uses of terms of deity. But that doesn’t make it worth your time. This movie was produced with a very specific audience in mind, and it shows.Directed by Emily Ting. Starring Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter. Running time: 97 minutes. Theatrical release February 11, 2022. Updated February 11, 2022
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Rating & Content Info
Why is Tall Girl 2 rated TV-PG? Tall Girl 2 is rated TV-PG by the MPAA
Violence: A girl accidently kicks another girl in the face while trying to dance.
Sexual Content: Teenage couples kiss throughout. A woman makes a brief joke about being fertile.
Profanity: One mild expletive and seven uses of terms of deity.
Alcohol / Drug Use: A girl makes a brief reference to slipping someone some Nyquil.
Page last updated February 11, 2022
Tall Girl 2 Parents' Guide
How does Jodi deal with the negative voice inside her head? Have you ever experienced that voice? How did you deal with it?
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