Discover the enchanting world of Barbie’s latest movie – a pastel, plastic wonderland with adorably savage twists. Dive in now
Movies should be both enjoyable and thought-provoking, stimulating our minds with compelling questions, powerful performances, skillful writing, and immersive soundscapes. In this regard, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Barbie goes above and beyond, offering a delightful 114-minute escapade filled with grandeur, vivid visuals, splendid writing, mesmerizing performances by Margot Robbie, and Ryan Gosling, along with exhilarating music.
As the CEO of the fictional Mattel, Will Ferrell discovers Barbie’s real-world existence, prompting his officials to track her down and lock her up in a “box.” Director Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the film with colleague Noah Baumbach, describes the film as “chaotic, uncontrollable and humanistic”. Set to authentic music, Barbie’s Journey is a touching tribute to coming of age.
Barbie’s exploration of the rosy, vibrant world presents an uncanny journey into the real world. With the ability to switch personas in different careers and change outfits in a blink of an eye, Barbie’s abode is indeed a fascinating place. Embracing the unknown, she fearlessly ventures to the seashore, despite her lack of swimming skills, a testament to her zest for life.
Based on the real Barbie doll, characters like President Barbie (Isa Ray), Dr. Barbie (Hari Neff), Physical Scientist Barbie (Emma MacKay), and Mermaid Barbies (Dua Lipa) offer various iterations grounded in the essence of the real doll. Ruth Handler, the creator of the Barbie doll, is also portrayed, providing the film with a mix of seriousness and playfulness, beautifully narrated by Helen Mirren.
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Barbie’s Dressing Room (portrayed by Jacqueline Durrant) is both entertaining and musically stunning, with songs from the likes of Nicki Minaj, Billie Eilish, Pink Panthers, Tame Impala, Ryan Gosling and Dua Lipa. Barbie, the doll, and the film are not just mere oppositions but rather an exploration of dichotomies, and Gerwig adeptly presents these contrasting facets, infusing the film with spectacular, radiant, and sizzling scenes.
In conclusion, the captivating world of Barbie, brought to life through Gerwig’s masterful direction, offers an extraordinary and powerful experience, rich in complexity and diversity. The film stands as a testament to Barbie’s thought-provoking persona, inspiring viewers to become beings of contemplation, transcending the realm of mere imagination. Helen Mirren’s portrayal of the storyteller adds gravity and levity to the execution, making it a remarkable endeavor that lingers in the minds of audiences.