Picoreview: Barbie

Picoreview: Barbie – I went to Barbie yesterday and left emotionally compromised. It was amazing. I had no idea Helen Mirren was narrating, and she’s incredibly funny. Margot Robbie is perfect, America Ferrera made me want to stand up and cheer, and this is the first movie I’ve ever seen that I liked Ryan Gosling in.

Also there were so many people in pink at the cinema!!!! Not just women, either! I haven’t seen that many men in pink since the 80s! 💗💞😍💫💞💗❤️💫✨😍😍💞✨🤩🤩💗😍

It was not, tbh, the movie I expected. IDK WHAT I expected, but that wasn’t it. I have never seen a movie that I thought was as purely pastiche and simultaneously as purely sincere as Barbie. It made me wonder if a giant massively successful blockbuster can also be a cult hit. I’m not entirely sure they stuck the landing, but they made a hell of a try at it, given what they were working with.

I’ve got to see it at least one more time because I think I’ll like it even more now that I know what to expect.

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