Director: Greta Gerwig
2023, 114min., PG-13
Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Rhea Perlman, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Michael Cera, Scott Evans, Kate McKinnon, Alexandra Shipp, Emerald Fennell, Simu Liu, Hari Nef, Issa Rae, Connor Swindells, Ariana Greenblatt, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emma Mackey, Ritu Arya, Sharon Rooney, Ncuti Gatwa, Ana Cruz Kanye, Jamie Demetriou.
This fall, pink is the new black and Barbie is the new girl power role model! Director Greta Gerwig (Little Women) left a whole slew of summer action movies in the dust with her hilarious update of the iconic Mattel doll (Margot Robbie) and her eye-candy companion, Ken (Ryan Gosling.) Scripted by Gerwig and her partner Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story) the film opens in the female paradise of Barbieland, where Barbies get to call all the shots. A paradise, unless like Sterotypical Barbie (Robbie), you start questioning everything from being part of the ruling class to the possibility that another world – messy, confusing but undeniably real – is waiting for you. Check out the brilliant ensemble cast, and the soundtrack, including Ice Spice and Nicki Minaj, Lizzo, Billie Eilish, Ryan Gosling (“I’m Just Ken’) and Dua Lipa. “Demands to be seen on the big screen to take in every ounce of all the incredible craftsmanship in front of and behind the camera. In short, Barbie is a marvel. Don’t miss it!” – Kristy Putchko, Mashable.