Tall Girl 2
Tall Girl 2 is a sequel to Netflix’s hit film that we overall did not enjoy. With annoying characters and a bland plot this is not a film we will remember fondly.
Nathanyal : 5.0/10
Tall Girl 2 is another Netflix movie that has a questionable existence. I’m not sure how successful the first movie was, but it was a movie that I never particularly enjoyed. Now, when it comes to Tall Girl 2, I didn’t think it could get any worse, but it did. The characters were all cringe, and kind of annoying, the plot was nonexistent, and the whole movie screamed cringe.
I think a major tell about this movie is how focused I was when watching it, which wasn’t much. The movie was boring to the point that it was so easy to get distracted. There was nothing intriguing about it, and it felt like most of the issues presented were non-issues. I’ll elaborate some more during the spoilers section, but all you need to know is that this movie isn’t worth watching. If you want to sit around and make fun of it, then you have plenty of content to flame.
Austin : 4.8/10
Tall Girl 2 is Netflix’s newest sequel and demonstrates again why not every movie that could have a sequel needs one. I thought the plot was brutal, and the characters were bland if not unwatchable at times. The movie does cover some important topics, and doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable subjects. The only redeeming quality this movie has is some really well done scenes that create a moment of connection to our characters. Outside of that, this movie is downright boring.
We tackle a lot of commonplace issues such as anxiety, panic attacks, and many other issues that students handle on a daily basis but don’t always talk about. These scenes, although few and far between, bring a feeling of importance to Tall Girl 2 and for a minute it feels as if this movie has meaning. Big picture, it doesn’t. It feels cringey, the plot is virtually non-existent, and we accomplish nearly nothing in terms of character or plot development. I actually had to watch this a second time because I struggled to pay attention. This feels like a movie that might land well with its target audience, but it holds nothing of value for those outside of it.
Our characters are really quite bad, but they all have their moments. Stig is pretty hilarious throughout, and although she has maybe 5-10 minutes of screen time, Harper (played by Sabrina Carpenter) is one of our best characters. Everybody else feels hard to watch, whether it is rough acting or just brutal writing, I can’t decide. Regardless, it was tough to root for our characters when they felt hard to even like. We try to set up two sides to this story, and I assume you are supposed to be drawn to one of them. Doesn’t happen, somehow I disagree with both of em and truly found this to be a waste of time.
Honestly, if you enjoyed the first one give this a shot. If not, go find literally anything else. This isn’t good, it’s quite boring, and the characters aren’t compelling enough to make it worth watching without a half-okay plot.
Sebastian : 5.2/10
Look I didn’t see the first Tall Girl and I didn’t think I would watch it either. I was thankful that this movie did in fact open up with a recap of the last film which helped me understand. This movie wasn’t very good. I have watched a lot of Netflix teen romantic comedies both for this website and for pleasure and I can honestly say this one was my least favourite. For starters, the characters are bland and unlikeable. For a movie that starts by boasting about the amazing couple that is Jodi and Dunk they break up within twenty minutes of the movie. Now maybe if they had been a couple for most of the first film this could’ve worked as we had seen what a great couple they were and how it felt wrong for them to be apart, but from what the recap showed they only became a couple at the end of the first film. So, we have our two leads spending most of the movie separate which kind takes the romance away a bit. The plot was very predictable which you can expect from this type of film but in that case, you then have to make a different aspect really fun or engaging but this film was just generic. There were multiple points in this film where I zoned out as it was just boring for stretches of time. There is some good in this film though not tons. I thought Stig was a fun character who provided much of the humour and he seemed like a guy who was likeable and just trying to have a good time which made him fun to watch. I also think that this film does respectfully discuss and demonstrate mental health struggles that teenagers and everyone deal with and most of the best scenes revolve around that aspect. This film wasn’t the worst we’ve reviewed on this website, I remember DNA and Christmas Crossfire being much worse, this is just a bland movie that I probably won’t think about again.