Tell me about the Barbie movie?

Barbie movie poster with a large pink B script featuring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and the phrase She's everything he's just ken in the corners.

Sarah: I’ve a extremely dangerous chilly so I can not go to the cinema this weekend. (I sound so dangerous that somebody thanked me for carrying a masks once they heard my voice. It is horrible.)

Nonetheless, I am SO CURIOUS concerning the Barbie film!

Seeing photos of so many individuals dressed as much as go see this film was a blast.

However Amanda bought to see if opening weekend, like many, many different folks (YAY) so I requested Amanda very politely if she would inform me something.

So how was it?! And, necessary follow-up: was it price happening opening weekend?

Amanda: Sure, hi there, hi there! I am your girl within the subject to your Barbie wants.

Sarah: Would you say that you’re a…Barbie daughter?

Amanda: In a Barbie world. For positive.

For probably the most half, I actually favored it and would give it 4 out of 5 stars if we play Siskel & Ebert. The place have been these thumbs? It has been so lengthy.

I went there on Friday and the theater was fairly packed. I did my nails particularly for the event.

Amanda's hand holding a bottle of hot pink nail polish.  her nails are light pink with dark lines of hearts lined up on each - they're adorable

Having a full cinema was one thing I hadn’t skilled for the reason that pandemic, as most of my cinema outings have been after weeks open or simply for small impartial movies.

I might say the expertise, for me, was cathartic. As I snorted audibly laughing at occasions

Present spoiler

There is a working gag the place the Kens can solely play Matchbox Twenty’s “Push” on guitar and it is the one music performed on their radio – it is killed me each time

There have been additionally occasions once I could not cease the tears. I believe it is a kind of movies that I’ve hardly ever present in my very own cinematic expertise that articulates so overtly and clearly how ladies are held to unimaginable requirements. There are not any metaphors right here. It is vocalized fairly loudly.

Sarah: see associated advertising and marketing campaigns (together with from google) and my god EVEN a FABRIC line (after all fabric lines) and footwear and carpet… I am in. Normally when there may be whole saturation advertising and marketing I get uninterested in every part marketed, however not right here. Oh my God. It is enjoyable to see folks having enjoyable and tagging on being good. Has advertising and marketing made an impression on you?

Amanda: I confess that I’m not a giant fan of Greta Gerwig. When it was introduced that she was directing, I used to be very curious to know what sort of Barbie film we might get. The trailers and previews positively gave a transparent thought of ​​what I used to be getting.

I additionally purchased a shirt from one of my favorite movie brands. Cute design with a dose of existential dread is my vibe.

Sarah: Have been folks dressed up throughout your screening?

Amanda: Sure! Teams of individuals have been wearing every kind of pink or Barbie-themed outfits. Numerous folks have been taking photos and selfies within the foyer afterwards. I believe everybody who attended my screening had a good time (apart from this one who had an alarm that saved ringing… SILENCE YOUR PHONES).

Sarah: I learn what folks say after seeing the film and WOW it made me extraordinarily excited too. I’ve seen discussions that discuss how it is a critique of heteronormativity and societal guidelines that do not sit nicely with folks and in a method a critique of gendered expectations and gender itself. Do you agree?

Amanda: Sure I would really like. The movie is a superb commentary on how patriarchy hurts everybody.

My greatest criticism is that the intersectional messages weren’t as overt as they have been for cis ladies. Sure, they’d a trans girl play Physician Barbie, and the Kens finally realized that the alpha male stereotype stifles their emotional expression. Nonetheless, the main focus remains to be on genitals and motherhood throughout sure scenes. I additionally acknowledge {that a} two hour film cannot do a lot and Mattel additionally has a say in what’s depicted and communicated. A medium can not do every part.

Nonetheless a pleasing expertise total and a B+ from me! And sure, Ken’s climactic musical number is already available on Spotify.

Sarah: One final query: which Barbie are you? Or have been you many totally different Barbies?

Amanda: I liked Bizarre Barbie and likewise Allan, so possibly a mix of each. No shade to the opposite Barbies however being say President Barbie or Journalist Barbie appears exhausting.

And also you?

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