Greta, I think I forgive you. Not sure yet. You had an opportunity to change the more -than-sixty-year course of Barbie's destruction of the American girl's sense of self. And, you have the depth to do the job. I think maybe you phoned it in. I have a lot to say about this movie. But we can’t approach the film without talking about its context. We have to go back to the beginning. Barbie first came to stores on March 9, 1959. For $3, you could get a blonde or brunette. As the story goes, Ruth Handler, co-founder of Mattel, had been traveling through Europe with her children, Barbara and Kenneth, and found a doll in Germany that inspired her. It was an adult-figured, fashion-focused doll called Bild Lilli, and it wasn’t marketed to children. Ruth had already been envisioning an alternative to the baby-type dolls that were common at the time, and this German doll struck a chord with her. So she bought three of them, brought them home, and the rest is toy history. Should I bother to mention it was a sex doll for adults? Naw, I will leave that part alone.
I'm with you Christine. This film was a Broadway musical on film - very funny and bright...until reality set in...when I realized that Barbie could have contributed to changing the world, when she entered the real world, Now here's how I (a non-writer, but a women's activist and leadership coach) by instead of going to gynecologist. at the end (ugh).....Barbie goes going to a women's rights rally - pick an issue...there are so many reasons to be rallying for women - choice, equal pay, childcare - you name it. And Margot Barbie leads all the Barbies...and even Kens together to rally together and to change the REAL WORLD. Wow! And also perhaps reinventing the Barbie brand to represent ALL body types! You get the idea. Now that would have been a GREAT Barbie film in my opinion.