TALL GIRL follows a teenager named Jodi who’s always felt awkward about her height. Jodi is 16-year-old and over six foot tall, so she’s teased constantly about her height. When a young, tall Swedish foreign student named Stug comes to class, Jodi’s instantly interested in getting to know him. Stig also gets noticed, however, by Kimmy, the most popular girl in school, and Jodi’s main nemesis. At the same time, Jodi’s best friend, Jack, has always liked her, but, now, Stig is living at his house. Will Stig notice Jodi? Will Jodi push Jack into the background? Will Jodi gain self-confidence?
TALL GIRL has a strong moral worldview with positive elements. The parents are extremely supportive and active in their children’s lives. Also, the main character has a good relationship with her sister, and her sister is willing to risk success to support her. Overall, the movie is enjoyable, with many laughs and some heartfelt moments. However, TALL GIRL has a scene with implied underage alcohol use at a teenage party and some cursing. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.
(BB, O, L, V, AA, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview has a supportive family and loving parents who instill confidence in their teenage daughter, plus teenagers go to an escape room adventure in New Orleans that has some voodoo dolls
Three obscenities, one strong profanity and three light profanities
No actual; violence but a female character mentions hitting a man in the “nards,” a euphemism for the groin area
No sexual immorality, but some teenage kissing
Implied underage alcohol use as teenagers are holding drinks at a teenage party
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,
Some light bullying.
TALL GIRL follows a teenager named Jodi who has always felt awkward with her height, but, when a tall Swedish exchange student comes to school, she suddenly isn’t so self-conscious. A television movie on Netflix, TALL GIRL has a strong moral worldview with positive elements, but does have one scene with teenagers partying and some cursing.
Jodi has always felt out of place, ever since she was a child, because she grew so much taller than the other kids. Now at 16-years-old, she’s a whopping 6-foot-1-inch and feels exceptionally self-conscious. The other students constantly come up to her and make jokes to her about her height.
When a foreign exchange student from Sweden comes to Jodi’s school, Jodi is excited because he’s the first guy she’s met who’s actually taller than she is. Instantly, Jodi falls for Stig. She’s not the only one, though, to swoon over Stig. The most popular girl in school, Kimmy, also has her eyes set on the Swede. Kimmy has always been a bully to Jodi, and now Kimmy is latching on to Stig, even though Stig has an interest in Jodi. All along, Jodi’s best friend, Jack, has liked Jodi since they were very young. The issue, though, is that Jack is shorter than Jodi.
Will Jodi be able to do well in high school, even though she’s very insecure with her height? Will Stig see something in Jodi that even Jodi doesn’t see in herself?
TALL GIRL has a strong moral worldview about family members supporting each other. The parents are extremely supportive and active in their children’s lives. Also, the main character has a good relationship with her sister. Jodi’s sister, Harper, is willing to risk success to support her sister. Though this is the case, the mother is a little tough on Harper, who’s a pageant queen.
TALL GIRL is an entertaining television movie on Netflix. The movie takes place in New Orleans, which is a fun backdrop. TALL GIRL is a little slow at times, but overall, the movie is enjoyable, with many laughs and some heartfelt moments. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children, however, because there’s implied underage alcohol use at a teenage party and some cursing.
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