Tall Girl (2019)

Tall Girl
Director: Nzingha Stewart
Writer: Sam Wolfson
Cast: Ava Michelle, Griffin Gluck, Sabrina Carpenter, Anjelika Washington, Rico Paris, Paris Berelc, Luke Eisner, Clara Wilsey, Angela Kinsey, Steve Zahn
Seen on: 13.10.2019

Plot:
Jodi (Ava Michelle) has always tried to keep her head down – literally: As the tallest girl in her entire school, she doesn’t feel like she fits in, and boys usually run from her, unlike her beauty queen sister Harper (Sabrina Carpenter). But that changes when Jodi’s best friend Jack (Griffin Gluck) houses a Swedish exchange student, Stig (Luke Eisner). Stig is gorgeous, interested in Jodi – and tall, taller than she is, even. Boosted by Stig’s interest, Jodi decides that it’s time to claim her size.

Tall Girl is a film so entrenched in faux-feminism and faux-progressiveness, it becomes pretty unbearable.

The film poster showing Jodi (Ava Michelle) surrounded by all her school friends, taller than everybody else.
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Why Him? (2016)

Why Him?
Director: John Hamburg
Writer: John Hamburg, Ian Helfer
Cast: Zoey Deutch, James Franco, Bryan Cranston, Megan Mullally, Griffin Gluck, Tangie Ambrose, Cedric the Entertainer, Keegan-Michael Key, Kaley Cuoco, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley
Seen on: 24.1.2017

Plot:
Ned (Bryan Cranston), his wife Barb (Megan Mullally) and their son Scotty (Griffin Gluck) have been invited to spend Christmas with their daughter Stephanie (Zoey Deutch) and her new boyfriend Laird (James Franco). When they meet Laird, though, Barb and particularly Ned are taken aback. Laird is filthy rich, but he is also very eccentric and has trouble with respecting personal boundaries. What’s even worse: he obviously wants to ask Stephanie to marry him soon. Can Ned learn to like and accept Laird?

Why Him? is pretty much exactly how you expect it to be: it’s filled with immature humor, very problematic in some places, but put altogether it could have been way worse than it was.

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