Barbie (2023)

PG-13 114 min - Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy - 19 July 2023
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Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Director:  Greta Gerwig
Writers:  Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig
Stars:  Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Ariana Greenblatt, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Emerald Fennell, Rhea Perlman, Hari Nef, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Ncuti Gatwa, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Ritu Arya, Ana Kayne, Nicola Coughlan, Dua Lipa, John Cena, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Andrew Leung, Will Merrick, Zheng Xi Yong, Asim Chaudhry, Ray Fearon, Erica Ford, Hannah Khalique-Brown, Mette Towley, Marisa Abela, Lucy Boynton, Rob Brydon, Tom Stourton, Chris Taylor, David Mumeni, Olivia Brody, Isla Ashworth, Eire Farrell, Daisy Duczmal, Isabella Nightingale Mercado, Genvieve Toussaint, Manuela Mora, Aida Sexton, Ann Roth, Millie-Rose Crossley, Anvita Nehru, Kayla-Mai Alvares, Luke Mullen, Patrick Luwis, Mac Brandt, Paul Jurewicz, Oraldo Austin, Benjamin Arthur, Carlos Jacott, Adam Ray, George Basil, Ptolemy Slocum, Deb Hiett, James Leon, Oliver Vaquer, Tony Noto, Christopher T. Wood, Annie Mumolo, Elise Gallup, McKenna Roberts, Brylee Hsu, Sasha Milstein, Lauren Holt, Sterling Jones, Ryan Piers Williams, Jamaal Lewis, Kathryn Akin, Grace Jabbari, Ira Mandela Siobhan, Lisa Spencer, Naomi Weijand, Tom Clark, Ireanne Abenoja, Davide Albonetti, Charlotte Anderson, Michael Anderson, Rico Bakker, James Bamford, William John Banks, Callum Bell, Adam Blaug, Mason Boyce, Taylor Bradshaw, Alex Brown, Miekaile Browne, Lewis Calcutt, Nikkita Chadha, Oliver Chapman, Megan Charles, Callum Clack, Danny Coburn, Kat Collings, Adam Crossley, Sia Dauda, Gustave Die, Grace Durkin, Joelle Dyson, Lewis Easter, Onyemachi Ejimofor, Cameron Everitt, Luke Field-Wright, Sasha Flesch, Adam Fogarty, Mikey French, Anna-Kay Gayle, Charlie Goddard, Marlie Goddard, Ellis Harman, Yasmin Harrison, Josh Hawkins, James Healy, Tim Hodges, Mira Jebari, Beccy Jones, Thomas Kalek, Lily Laight, Maiya Leeke, Cristian Liberti, Prodromos Marneros, Nahum McLean, Jordan Melchor, Ramzan Miah, Andy Monaghan, Florivaldo Mossi, Hannah Nazareth, Grant Neal, Freja Nicole, Shaun Niles, Ella Nonini, Jack William Parry, Josie Pocock, Barnaby Quarendon, Redmand Rance, Zara Richards, Liam Riddick, Alana Rixon, Adam Paul Robertson, Kingdom Sibanda, Sebastian Skov, Aaron J. Smith, Joshua Smith, Lucia-Rose Sokolowski, Janine Somcio, Callum Sterling, Todd Talbot, Charles Tatman, Grant Thresh, Connor Tidman, Wahchi Vong, Jerry Wan, Sasha Wareham, Stan West, Oliver Wheeler, Josh Wild, Joe Wolstenholme, Richard Womersley, Ashley Young, Alex Sturman, Emil Guttorm


Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colorful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

Tagline: She's everything. He's just Ken.


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Language:  English
Release Date:  19 July 2023

Box Office

Budget:  $145,000,000
Revenue:  $1,441,800,000

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 54 min

Margot Robbie said, “It Was A Lot To Take On, As Audiences Probably Have A Preconceived Notion,” after first being terrified by the movie’s concept.
Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling play Barbie and Ken in Greta Gerwig’s film “Barbie,” which also includes America Ferrera and other actors.


The actress-producer Margot Robbie revealed what goes into creating Barbie land, stating that everything is managed by female Barbies.

“Barbie is such a huge and globally recognized brand with so much nostalgic connection for people,” she stated when asked what drew her to the movie. We felt we could do something very exceptional with the incredible opportunity to make a Barbie movie if we approached it in a novel, unexpected, and astute manner.

It was terrible, as Greta has already mentioned! We were aware that audiences would approach Barbie with preconceived notions, whether positive or negative. This made the project challenging. That was a significant obstacle, but we were prepared for it.

“It’s simple: you got a car, you got a house, and then you got a Ken and that’s the fun of this world, Barbie Land,” Robbie continues, delving deeper into the Barbie universe. It resembles the reverse of the real world, where males rule. In Barbie Land, on the other hand, everything is run by women, or Barbies.

Because there are no walls, the Barbies can absolutely see each other when they get up in the morning and they love it because there is no shame. All of the Barbies have their own Barbie DreamHouses.

It resembles the Garden of Eden prior to their realization that clothing was necessary. That’s how it feels to wake up in Barbie Land, she remarked, adding that there are clothes, of course, and they’re amazing.

She remarked, “Getting dressed is part of Barbie’s perfect day,” in reference to adopting the mindset and appearance of the doll. After brushing her teeth, taking a shower, and getting out of bed, Barbie waves to the Barbie next door before heading to her magical closet to get dressed for the day. All she has to do is glance at it, turn it around, then “poof” it onto her body after she opens the doors.

“Then when she walks off, her outfit for the next day is sitting in the wardrobe behind her. You’ll notice a lot of Chanel, Barbies like Chanel! I’ve got some great Chanel outfits in the film that I got to wear. The mentality with Barbie is that she has all the accessories—there’s always a hat or bow and earrings and jewelry.”

“The jewelry is big in the way it would be on a doll: big plasticky necklaces and earrings. Hats are never for protection from the sun, they’re just another accessory, along with bags and shoes and all of it! It was really fun.”

Robbie gives Jacqueline Durran, the costume designer, a lot of credit for making sure everyone looked amazing in Barbie.

“Our costume designer, Jacqueline Durran, was amazing; if you read this and then see the movie, I think you’ll see this evolution chronologically through decades of Barbie fashion. Her approach to the film’s arc is subtle and maybe not something you’ll notice on first watch.”

For instance, Barbie’s clothing is controlled, with vivid colors, lots of structure, and crisp lines, reflecting her upbringing in a very safe and regulated environment. She softens and her outfit starts to change as she progresses through the narrative.

“Barbie,” which was directed by Greta Gerwig, stars Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Margot Robbie as Barbie and Ken.

In addition to the main cast, the film features a number of well-known actors and actresses, including Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Ana Cruz Kayne, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Alexandra Shipp, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Ncuti Gatwa, Scott Evans, Jamie Demetriou, Connor Swindells, Sharon Rooney, Nicola Coughlan, Ritu Arya, Oscar-winning singer.

Barbie will be released in theaters across the country on July 21. It is presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Heyday Films Production, a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, an NB/GG Pictures Production, and a Mattel Production.

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Typical Barbie (“Barbie”) and her fellow dolls live in a matriarchal civilization called Barbieland, which is populated by Kens, various Barbies, and a group of discontinued models who are ostracized because of their unusual characteristics. The Barbies have prominent positions in science, politics, the media, and other fields, whereas the Kens spend their days playing at the beach and think of it as their vocation. Beach Ken (also known as “Ken”) is content only when he is with Barbie and longs for a deeper bond; nevertheless, she rejects him in favor of other pursuits and female companions.

During a dance party one evening, Barbie had a sudden worry about dying. She has flat feet, foul breath, and cellulite overnight, which throws off her daily schedule. She goes in search of Weird Barbie, a damaged doll, who advises her to locate the child who is playing with her in the real world in order to heal her ailments. Barbie reluctantly agrees to let Ken stow away in her convertible to accompany her.

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When Barbie gets to Venice Beach, she hits a man who is touching her, which gets her and Ken briefly arrested. The CEO of Mattel issues an order for their capture, alarmed by their arrival. Barbie finds her owner, Sasha, an adolescent girl, and she is chastised by her for pushing unattainable beauty standards. Barbie, distraught, learns that Gloria, Sasha’s mother and a Mattel employee, unintentionally set off her existential crisis when Gloria started tinkering with Sasha’s old Barbie toys in a similar condition. Barbie eludes Mattel’s attempts to place her in a toy box for remanufacturing with the assistance of Gloria and Sasha, and the three set out for Barbieland while Mattel executives pursue them.

In the meantime, Ken discovers what patriarchy is and experiences respect for the first time. He convinces the other Kens to assume control after returning to Barbieland before Barbie does, and the Barbies are brainwashed into accepting roles like housewives, maids, and accommodating girlfriends. When Barbie shows up, she is unable to persuade everyone to go back to how things were. Barbie starts to feel down, but Gloria cheers her up with a speech about the contradictory expectations society has for women.

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Gloria’s speech breaks the Barbies’ indoctrination with the help of Sasha, Weird Barbie, Allan, and the discontinued dolls. The Barbies then reclaim power by tricking the Kens into fighting among themselves, which diverts their attention from writing male supremacy into Barbieland’s constitution. The Barbies decide to right the wrongs of their former society, stressing better treatment of the Kens and all outcasts, having now personally experienced institutional oppression.

Barbie and Ken acknowledge their sins and extend their apology to one another. Barbie tells Ken that he is meaningless without her, and she urges him to develop a self-sufficient identity. Barbie encounters Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel and the person who created the Barbie doll, who says that Barbie’s narrative has no definitive conclusion and that her constantly changing past goes beyond her origins. Barbie is still unclear of who she is.

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When Barbie makes the decision to turn human and return to the real world, the Barbies, Kens, and Mattel executives wish her farewell. A little later, Barbie—now going by the name “Barbara Handler”—is taken to her first gynecological appointment by Gloria, her husband, and Sasha.


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