Every once in a while, a movie comes along with a premise so good that it is more-or-less a success right out of the gate. Jan de Bont’s Speed, for example, was a masterpiece the moment its hero discovered that the passenger bus he was on couldn’t go below 50 miles per hour or it would trigger a lethal bomb. Christopher Nolan’s Inception solidified its status as a bonafide Good Movie simply by virtue of it being about dream warfare, as did Ridley Scott’s Alien when he pitched it to the studios as “Jaws in Space.” But occasionally, a movie will come along that has a premise so weak that it’s nearly impossible for it to redeem itself. This is the case with Netflix’s Tall Girl franchise, a series of films about a teenage girl who is…well, very tall.
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