Jodi ( Ava Michelle ) has always been the tallest girl in the school, something that puts you constantly uncomfortable. After having faced life with her head down for sixteen years and after having always been teased by her schoolmates, Jodi spends her days with her best friend Fareeda ( Anjelika Washington ) and his friend Dunkleman (Griffin Gluck), always in love with her, knows Stig ( Luke Eisner ), a Swedish student who arrived at his school. Stig looks perfect, he is good, kind and he is as tall as she is, but he has a girlfriend, the partner who most abuses Jodi. The girl falls in love with Jodi hopelessly and upsets her existence. This is the plot of Tall Girl , the film by Nzingha Stewart , released su Neflix il 13 September 2019, with the screenplay by Sam Wolfson.
The central point of Tall Girl it is precisely the insecurity that traps Jodi, preventing her from being able to express herself freely, to be able to show others who she is, to be able to fall in love, even The girl believes she can only go out with a tall boy, she thinks that her friend who never misses a chance to declare himself is not included in his fees – because society wants men to be taller than women. This issue is obviously very clever: who hasn't been fooled as a teenager? Who hasn't felt so different from wanting to hide from everything and everyone? The fear of not being accepted causes the children to collapse, makes them live constantly in the anguish of being mocked by others and of seeing their freedom to be limited as they are. For Jodi it will be love that saves her, gives her confidence in herself: the love of her sister who, as often happens in movies, turns her into a swan – situation meaningless because there is not a single canon of beauty – that of friends and also, in some ways, the relationship with Stig.
I rather superficial, Tall Girl, through the genre of the comedy, try bringing to the stage the hardships that afflict every day teenagers , with comic scenes but also with some moments of reflection. Jodi, for freeing himself from the preconceptions imposed by society and by itself, must make a journey to arrive in this way to believe in one's own beauty and uniqueness. Among holidays, afternoons, quarrels and reconciliation Judi understands that what she sees as a defect for others is what which makes it special .
Tall Girl it is a simple story – which shows more than a few defects of writing – of adolescents, which makes itself be looked at without too many psychological and social analyzes . The characters are characters / types who do not fall in love with those who look at their frailties, but simply remain vehicles of a story that has touched everyone.
It would have been easy for Tall Girl to center instead the result is a comedy similar to many others.
- Written from Listo Manuel
- Source cinematographe.it
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