• Jennifer Green

Review: "Tall Girl 2"


This film isn't so much tall as it is thin.


The characters of Tall Girl 2 are familiar and sweet, the story is predictable and the ending is predictably happy, and there's also some accomplished singing and dancing from the teen cast.


But a handful of scenes are surprisingly clunky, with awkward pauses in dialogues, and Jodi's inner voice is a clumsy device that gets old fast.

The film will appeal to an audience younger than its actual characters, and it could give them the misleading idea that all high schoolers are insanely creative and talented.


Chalk that up to an endowed cast, particularly Ava Michelle as tall girl Jodi and Luke Eisner as the Swedish exchange student who provides welcomed comic relief. New Orleans is on attractive display.

 

Read the full review at Common Sense Media.