Netflix’s Tall Girl 2 hits the streaming service February 11, 2022. Touted as a romantic comedy, and sure to appeal to the tween and teen crowd, is Tall Girl 2 kid-friendly? I’m breaking down all of the thematic elements, including its PG rating, in my Tall Girl 2 Parents Guide and Movie Review. Here’s what parents need to know to help YOU decide if it’s appropriate for kids. As always, no spoilers!
TALL GIRL 2 Parents Guide + Movie Review
Tall Girl 2 is a sequel to the original 2019 film. The movie picks up a few months later. The beginning of the film gives a decent recap, so I would say you could easily watch Tall Girl 2 without seeing the first. Ava Michelle resumes her role as the story’s protagonist, Jodi.
Although it might seem like Jodi has overcome her insecurities from the first film, she is soon greeted by a very negative inner voice. Of course this is a voice we can all relate to. It’s that voice we’ve all heard inside of our head from time to time, telling us we’re not good enough. Throughout the film, Jodi struggles being consumed with that inner voice.
Aside from dealing with her inner voice, Jodi has your usual teenager conflicts. Between the boy she’s dating, her friendships, bullying, the musical, and her awkward parents, Jodi has a lot of weight on her shoulders. She feels an enormous amount of pressure and is overwhelmed.
Tall Girl 2 Brings Awareness to Mental Health
Mental health plays a major theme in Tall Girl 2. While Jodi is battling the negative thoughts inside of hea head, the other characters are dealing with their own insecurities. Jodi’s sister, Harper (Sabrina Carpenter), is trying to prove she can do more than beauty pageants. Fareeda (Anjelika Washington), wants her parents to believe in her fashion designer dreams. Dunkleman (Griffin Gluck), is continuously questioning his relationship with Jodi.
Bottom line is, these characters all have one thing in common. They don’t feel “good enough.” They’re constantly questioning their choices, and anxious thoughts consume them.
There is one extremely emotional scene where Jodi experiences a full-blown panic attack. If you’ve ever experienced these, you will literally feel everything Jodi is feeling. Ava Michelle’s performance is phenomenal.
IS TALL GIRL 2 KID-FRIENDLY? HERE’S YOUR PARENTS GUIDE:
Tall Girl 2 is going to appeal to the tween and teen ages, or really anyone who watched the first movie and has a vested interest in these characters. Is the film family-friendly? What ages is it best suited for? Here’s what parents need to know before watching Tall Girl 2 with their children.
Netflix’s Tall Girl 2 has an MPAA rating of TV-PG. It has a runtime of 1 hour 37 minutes. Let’s break down the thematic elements and take a closer look.
There really isn’t any violence in Tall Girl 2.
I was pleasantly surprised that there was zero language. This was very welcoming compared to some other recent PG movies.
Tall Girl 2 has its fair share of bullying. Unfortunately this is a very common and relatable theme for teenagers. Maybe seeing it onscreen can be helpful? I’m not sure.
Anxiety and panic attacks are very present in this movie. I think it’s great that film studios are bringing more mental health awareness into the spotlight. Kids need to see these emotions are normal and they’re not alone.
Jodi has a boyfriend and has your typical relationship drama. There are a few kissing scenes, but nothing over-the-top.
Tall Girl 2 was made for tweens and teenagers and that’s exactly who is going to enjoy this movie. My 11 year old niece is really looking forward to seeing it, and I’m sure she will enjoy it. It’s not meant for younger children, and that’s not because there’s anything inappropriate. I just don’t think it will hold their attention.
If you go into Tall Girl 2 knowing this film was made for a particular audience, then you won’t be disappointed. It might be slow at times and the plot is incredibly predictable, but you can’t deny the positive messages in Tall Girl 2.
Jodi’s sister, Harper, has the very best quote when she says, “There’s no worse bully than the one you create in your head.” I hope kids listen to this takeaway and really think about it. I’m sure they will all be able to resonate with its meaning. Everyone has insecurities and sometimes we can be our own worst critic. Tall Girl 2 will assist in validating these hard feelings for teens. Stream it on Netflix February 11, 2022.
TALL GIRL 2 SYNOPSIS
After her inspiring speech at the homecoming dance, Jodi (Ava Michelle) is no longer just the “tall girl” – she’s popular, confident, has a boyfriend, and just booked the lead role in this year’s school musical. But as the pressure of her newfound popularity intensifies, so do her insecurities, and new relationships are formed while old ones are tested. As the world she built starts to crumble around her, Jodi realizes that standing tall was only just the beginning.
I HOPE YOU FOUND THIS TALL GIRL 2 PARENTS GUIDE AND MOVIE REVIEW HELPFUL FOR YOUR FAMILY. WILL YOU BE WATCHING?!
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