Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling
Whilst the main plot has been kept heavily under wraps, we do know that the film is set in Barbie Land, a beautiful, colourful society filled with perfect Barbies and Kens. Ryan Gosling’s Ken is obsessed with Margot Robbie’s Barbie, but loves the real world for all the reasons Barbie hates it – beauty standards and sexism to name but two.
After being expelled from Barbie Land due to her so-called imperfections, Barbie and Ken set off on an adventure in the real world, experiencing the joys and perils of living among humans and discovering that perfection can only really be found within. If that sounds painfully clichéd, it’s worth noting that feminist auteur Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird) has both written and directed the film, with input from her partner Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story).
2022 / UK / 114 mins
BBFC Advice: Contains moderate innuendo, brief sexual harassment, implied strong language