Friday, September 13, 2019

Tall Girl Netflix Movie Review


MBE partnered with Netflix for this review

New Movie Tall Girl Now on Netflix

Premiering on Netflix today is the new original coming-of-age feature film Tall Girl starring Ava Michelle as Jodi, the tallest girl in her high school at 6'1". It's a familiar tale about how cruel and insensitive teenagers can be to each other and how just about everyone dreams of being popular and simply fitting in. 

Teen Actress Ava Michelle

Ava, who stands tall proudly in real life at 6'1-1/2" and is an accomplished dancer, singer/songwriter, model and actress at the young age of just 17 years old, is  well-suited to play the tall girl. 

As someone who was once one of the tallest female students in my school, I can personally relate to Jodi's conundrum in the movie of being teased about her height and to her first-hand experiences with prejudice about being different. It also brings to mind the irrational obsessions modern kids too often have about their body images and physical appearances being more important than people's characters.

Tall Girl Netflix

Tall Girl Supporting Cast

Set against the colorful and eccentric backdrop of New Orleans, as the Tall Girl plot progresses we meet the other characters in Jodi's life. At its epicenter there is her well-meaning family including her mom (Angela Kinsey), dad (Steve Zahn), and beauty queen older sister Harper (Sabrina Carpenter). 

Rounding out the cast there's the handsome tall Swedish exchange student Stig (Luke Eisner) Jodi pines for and the girl Kimmy (Clara Wilsey) who gets the guy she wants, the short and geeky boy Dunkleman (Griffin Gluck) who has a perennial crush on the tall girl, Jodi's best friend Fareeda (Anjelika Washington) and kids representing the full gamut of other male and female high school stereotypes.

Will Jodi ever find a way to be comfortable in her own shoes, to stand tall with her chin up and discover that what she's looking for is literally right under her nose? Will she stop comparing herself to other students and be true to herself to stand up for the young woman she is inside? Watch Tall Girl and you'll discover the answers to those questions and likely also learn more about yourself along the way.

Angela Kinsey Cake Decorating

Mom to Mom with Angela Kinsey

Thanks to Netflix, in addition to an advanced screening of Tall Girl, I was invited to join a handful of other mom lifestyle influencers at Duff's Cakemix in West Hollywood to decorate cakes together and chat with Kinsey about her role as Jodi's mom in this new movie. What fun this event was! That morning I definitely channeled my inner tall girl, inspiring me to  create the original pink flamingo cake you see pictured below.

Duffs Cakemix Cake Decorating

Kinsey is best known for her role on the long-running Netflix hit series The Office. A petite 5'1" tall, she is also a talented cake decorator who co-hosts the baking channel Baking With Josh and Ange with hubbie Joshua Snyder. As the mom of an 11 year-old daughter in real life,  Kinsey grew up in Louisiana so she was able to find a true connection on multiple levels to the caring southern belle mother role she plays in her latest film project.

Angela Kinsey The Office

About Tall Girl

The original movie Tall Girl can be seen only on Netflix. Learn more by visiting the official website as well as following them on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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