Tall Girl 2
Tall Girl 2 is an American romantic comedy directed by Emily Ting from a screenplay by Sam Wolfson. The film stars Ava Michelle, Sabrina Carpenter, Griffin Gluck, and Steve Zahn. It is the sequel to the 2019 film Tall Girl. The film was released on February 11, 2022.
After Jodi Kreyman gains popularity, her miscommunications start causing rifts with those around her and now she really needs to 'stand tall'.
- Just like the first film, the film over-exaggerates Jodi's main 'flaw' of being tall, even after she gave the speech at the end of the first film. It even ends up repeating the same message of being proud of yourself verbatim.
- There are a few moments where they casually shoot out xenophobic jokes against Stig, such as Fareeda calling him 'IKEA'.
- The film renders the ending of the first film pointless, since there, Jodi realized she was meant to be with Jack all along, but all of a sudden, a new guy comes along and throws their relationship off course. Granted, they get back together at the end, but still.
- Once again, Jack is really unlikable, since he seems resentful of how everyone is paying attention to Jodi and not him.
- And even at that, even with a nice, handsome chap like Tommy right at her doorstep, Jodi still gets together with Jack, who has gave several reasons why he shouldn't be worthy of her love.
- The acting is still pretty rough and stilted, especially with Luke Eisner still giving a terrible, over the top Swedish accent.
- There's a slightly interesting idea of Jodi's inner voice making her scared about performing in the musical, but when the musical arrives, they barely do anything with it, she just performs like nothing's wrong.
- At times, they'll shoot Jodi at a certain camera angle to emphasise her height, but the way it's done inadvertedly makes her look shorter.
- The comedy they try to implement is still really stale, as it only really relies on Jodi's height to deliver a punchline.
- They try to set up Jack with a new character named Stella, Stig's sister, who is a copy-and-paste of Liz from the first, and just like the latter scenario, Jodi gets back together with Jack, rendering her presence entirely pointless.
- Jodi's new love interest, Tommy, is a completely bland character with nothing to offer unlike Stig or even Jack.
- At one point, Jodi says that she knows being tall isn't as bad as being homeless or having cancer, but in the first she literally says "you think your life is bad? I have to wear mens' size 13 Nikes. Beat that." Sure, this could be a bit of a retcon of that line, but all it does is make Jodi look hypocritical.
- The film is at least a minor improvement from its predecessor, since it seems slightly more well-made and cohesive.
- Sometimes the acting is passable.
- Once again, Steve Zahn and Sabrina Carpenter give okay performances.
- Jodi and Tommy at least have a little bit of chemistry that can get the viewer invested a little in their relationship
- The line "on some level, we all eat lunch alone" is a little bit funny.
- Some funny moments here and there.
- The characters can be likeable at times.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 63% based on 6 reviews, with an average rating of 4.6/10.