The new Barbie is what we call a sweet and sexy film but it's not your typical romance movie, nor is it strictly for kids. Let us explain. Directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ryan Gosling as Ken, this movie takes us on a unique journey of self-discovery following an existential crisis.
In Barbieland, a matriarchal society, we find stereotypical Barbies, Kens, and even a group of discontinued dolls who are treated as outcasts due to their unconventional traits. The story revolves around Barbie's sudden worries about mortality, leading her to develop unexpected physical changes. To cure her afflictions, she embarks on a quest with Ken, who seeks a closer relationship.
Their journey takes them to Venice Beach, where they encounter adventures, challenges, and a dose of reality. Along the way, the film cleverly touches on societal themes, including unrealistic beauty standards and conflicting expectations of women. It's a thought-provoking twist on the classic Barbie world.
What sets "Barbie" apart is its blend of fantasy, comedy, and social commentary. The film challenges traditional gender roles, with Ken's character finding newfound respect and the Barbies breaking free from submissive roles. It's a story of empowerment and self-acceptance.
The movie manages to balance humor, heart, and important messages while still providing an entertaining experience for viewers of all ages. So, whether you're a Barbie fan from your childhood or simply looking for a delightful and thought-provoking cinematic experience, "Barbie" offers a fresh take on the iconic doll's world.
In the end, Barbie's journey of self-discovery and empowerment will leave you with a smile and perhaps a newfound appreciation for the complexities of the Barbie universe. The movie is sweet and it is sexy and is available now to rent and buy on digital and check out our Barbie and Ken Collection!