Netflix 'Tall Girl 2' Review: How fighting fears is the first step to success

Jodi lands a part in her high school musical but will she fight her fear and shine bright?


                            Netflix 'Tall Girl 2' Review: How fighting fears is the first step to success
The cast of 'Tall Girl 2' (Instagram/@ava.michelle)
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SPOILERS FOR 'TALL GIRL 2' 

While Netflix's 'Tall Girl' was an absolute delight to watch, the sequel is heartwarming in every sense of the word's meaning. If you're an artist, this movie will definitely speak volumes to you, and here's why. 

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'Tall Girl 2' showcases mental health in its most raw form, coupled with getting cold feet and being calmed down by a strong support system, all before Jodi (Ava Michelle) is set to perform for a musical. We also see Jack Dunkleman (Griffin Gluck) playing the role of the smitten, ever so sportive boyfriend. The second instalment has more than just one reason to be your favorite. Read on to know more. 

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The latest movie, 'Tall Girl 2', has something for everyone, and that's not even the best part of the sequel. Every character plays an important role not only in Jodi's life but also in shaping the storyline of the movie. 

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Jodi herself is perplexed after she gets the lead role of Kim in the musical, 'Bye Bye Birdie'. From start to finish of her performance and even after, she keeps hearing a voice inside her head; her insecurities speaking up. In time, Jodi finds a way to tune out that negative voice, by working on her confidence. Jodi decides to control her mind, instead of the other way round. The bond she shared with her "little big sister" is beyond wholesome. Her sister, Harper (Sabrina Carpenter), says, "I'll tell you one thing I definitely don't know, how I'm going to survive without you" before her big move to LA, and I think the best of us teared up during this scene without even realizing it. Their parents too go above and beyond to see their children shine. Cheerleaders like that don't come by often. 

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The "Regina George" of Jodi's high school, Kimmy (Clara Wilsey) turns over a new leaf overnight and genuinely puts her needs before others. That's brilliant character development, to say the least. Having said that, a part of you may still tend to think that she'll go back to her conniving ways but thankfully, Kimmy surely surprises us all. 

Dunkleman's character too had a major shift. From being a puppy dog lover to having an identity crisis after his breakup with Jodi, Dunkleman has come a long way. The not-so-tall gentleman has just as tall a personality, and that's what matters. 

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The movie is about fighting your fears, believing in yourself, and taking a chance.

'Tall Girl 2' was released on February 11 on Netflix.