I suppose I’m a bit of a prude when it comes to Barbie. There was so much hype about this movie, that I wasn’t going to go see it.
I mean, I started sewing for Barbie when I was literally three years old. I’ve had a relationship with this doll longer than the CEO of Mattel has been alive.
They couldn’t possibly make a movie I could relate to…
But they did.
My oldest daughter and I were sitting at the kitchen table having a chat, and the topic of the movie came up.
I opened my mouth, and the words just plopped out… “Do you want to go see it?”
Thirty minutes later, we were in the car, headed to the theater.
And yes, the movie is everything they’re saying about it:
- Cast — five stars.
- Comedic moments — five stars.
- Nostalgia — five stars.
It takes you back to the doll you loved the most — no matter which doll it was. They’re all in there.
And the comedy! Holy Moses! I laughed until I cried.
Kate McKinnon plays a character called “Weird Barbie,” and there’s this awesome montage where you see a flashback of a little girl cutting Weird Barbie’s hair, drawing green lipstick on her with a Sharpie, and generally making a disastrous mess out of her.
OH MY GOODNESS! Kate McKinnon probably won’t get an Oscar for this part (because talk about prudes— they never give Oscars for comedy) but she RRRREALLY deserves an Oscar for this one.
And now for the best spoiler of all…
My favorite scene was when Alan went all karate-chop on the other Ken dolls!
Because let’s face it… who played with Alan? I know I didn’t!
That doll had some pent up frustrations that made total sense to me!
At least in my childhood, poor Alan always had to stay inside the Barbie carrier while Barbie flew her jet airplane to Tahiti and learned how to hula dance. Ken stood beside Barbie, downing margaritas, and all the other Barbies played bit parts in my storylines, but poor Alan! He never got taken out of the Barbie case!
So I now have a warm place in my heart for Alan, and I can see why people have so many great things to say about that doll online. Michael Cera was the perfect guy to play this doll!
What was your favorite part of the movie? Leave your thoughts on the Barbie movie in the comments section please.
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Chelly Wood and the ChellyWood.com website are not affiliated with any of the doll or toy companies mentioned in this blog post, but Chelly enjoys designing her doll clothes to fit a variety of dolls. To learn more about the doll companies mentioned in today’s post, please visit the doll or toy company’s website.