Tall Girl viewers are pointing out this ridiculous detail about Jodi's height in the Netflix movie

16 September 2019, 15:43

Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

Jodi (played by Ava Michelle) is the tallest girl at her high school and it's caused her trouble for years. The Tall Girl's height had Netflix viewers talking, but not for the reason you think.

Netflix's highly anticipated teen rom-com Tall Girl arrived on 13 September and it was a fascinating ride from start to finish. The film tells the story of a girl named Jodi (played by Ava Michelle) who towers above her classmates, despite only being 6 foot 1½ inches tall.

In Tall Girl we see many moments where Jodi looks like she is truly a giant, however, loads of people actually made the hilariously logical observation that 6 foot 1½ is really not that tall in the grand scheme of things.

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For reference, Jodi's character is only three inches taller than Gigi Hadid, two inches taller than Taylor Swift, and just 1½ inches taller than Cole Sprouse. You get where I'm going with this, right? None of those celebrities are particularly known for their tallness.

People definitely noticed that Tall Girl's height was being pretty exaggerated, especially because of Ava Michelle's shorter than average cast mates.

Okay, so it's fairly obvious that some casting trickery took place on Tall Girl.

Tall Girl's mum, for instance, is played by the lovely Angela Kinsey (The Office), who is only 5 foot 1. Sabrina Carpenter, who plays Harper – Tall Girl's sister is even shorter at 5 feet. Tall Girl's dad, played by Steve Zahn, is 5 foot 7. And Tall Girl's male best friend who has a crush on her (played by Griffin Gluck) is also 5 foot 7.

You see where I'm going with this? Tall Girl is not a giant! She's just surrounded by a lot of people who are average or below average height. Which begs the question, does Tall Girl's school not have a basketball team?

Premiere Of Netflix's "Tall Girl" - Red Carpet
Premiere Of Netflix's "Tall Girl" - Red Carpet. Picture: Getty

Anyway. If you noticed that everyone in Tall Girl's life seemed to be a head or more shorter than her, you're not alone.

What did you guys think of Tall Girl on Netflix?