Netflix released the first trailer for Tall Girl, a seemingly feel-good coming of age dramedy. Starring newcomer Ava Michelle and Luke Eisner, the Netflix original movie appears to check off all of the necessary requirements for a coming-of-age tale, including a high school setting, quirky parental units, misfit best friends, and antagonistic cheerleaders.
Helmed by Nzingha Stewert, Tall Girl follows Jodi (Michelle), a 16-year-old who just happens to be the tallest girl in school. The high school years are already chock-full of trials to navigate, but Jodi’s 6-foot-1 height makes her an easy target for bullying from her peers. Adapting to a lifestyle of hunching over - in stature and personality - Jodi skids through the cruel high school halls flanked by two supportive best friends, (Griffin Gluck, Anjelika Washington) and a beauty queen sister (Sabrina Carpenter). Suffering from self-confidence issues, Jodi’s perspective starts to refresh when a Swedish foreign exchange student arrives at school. Handsome, kind, and impressively tall, Stig (Eisner) takes an interest in Jodi, turning her world upside down and thrusting her into a messy love-triangle.
Tall Girl is in the creative hands of producers McG, Mary Viola, and Corey Marsh. Just in time for back-to-school season, Netflix's latest coming-of-age feature was brought to life with a script from Sam Wolfson. Realizing that she’s far more than her insecurities, Jodi gains a new understanding about her appearance. Netflix offers the first look at Tall Girl with a full trailer, poster, and photos. Check them out below:
Packed with moments of physical comedy, clueless parents, undeniable chemistry, and extreme makeovers, the full trailer for Tall Girl teases the possible next big delight of the summer. Lead by Michelle, the charming cast also includes, Eisner, Gluck, Washington, Clara Wilsey, Paris Berelc, Rico Paris, Steve Zahn (Where’d You Go, Bernadette), and Angela Kinsey (The Office). It also joins the ever-expanding roster of original and adapted coming-of-age dramatic comedies that Netflix has created for their service over the years.
Netflix’s commitment to producing original content geared towards the young adult audience has garnered massive amounts of success for its platform. High school is one of the most tumultuous periods in one’s life, and they've created a variety of content that reflects multiple different versions and perspectives of the high school experience. Alongside this upcoming release, the streaming giant had provided a slew of other young adult projects, including Everything Sucks!, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, and 13 Reasons Why, to address the issues one faces during those years. Even if some of these productions have proven far more successful than others, they all still maintain steady viewership and clearly prove that the genre is worth continuing on. At a glance, Netflix's latest is a reminder that appearances can be deceiving. There's no doubt that Tall Girl will inspire viewers and be an appealing addition to Netflix’s coming-of-age catalog.
Tall Girl premieres on Netflix on September 13, 2019.