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  • Writer's pictureJack Kritzer

Mini Review: Barbie

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.

Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu, Michael Cera, Hari Nef, Issa Rae, Ariana Greenblatt.

‘Barbie’ is the culmination of a centuries worth of cinema, and it couldn’t be more perfect. Greta Gerwig’s newest venture is certainly different from what we’re used to, but we should certainly be so happy it exists.

Margot Robbie is phenomenal as the lead Barbie, there’s nobody that was more well suited for this role than her. She conveys such profound emotion onscreen and takes us on a journey of self discovery throughout the film that required a fantastic performance in order to balance the campiness of her character with the themes the film wanted to speak on.

While of course Barbie was fantastic, Ken was easily the highlight of the film. Ryan Gosling proves yet again that he’s the best comedic actor of this keneration, delivering one of the funniest and most kentertaining performances I’ve seen in years. While Ken will have you laughing for the majority of the film, by the (k)end he may have even made you shed a tear.

Greta Gerwig brought such a surreal atmosphere to the film, which was heavily supported by the award deserving production design. Barbieland was so appealing to look at, and you can tell just by watching how intricately put together these sets were. It goes without saying that this couldn’t have been done without Gerwig. She crafted a perfect film, and the script she wrote with Noah Baumbach is just such an example creative excellence. 

‘Barbie’ is going to go down as a classic, and be remembered for the many years to come. I look forward to seeing how this film will continue to have an impact on pop culture, and hopefully you’ll go along for this wacky perfectly pink ride.

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