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Barbie (2023)

Opens on July 20

Director: Greta Gerwig Run Time: 114 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2023

Starring: America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, Simu Liu, Will Ferrell

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Barbie (2023) received eight nominations at the 96th Academy Awards, winning Best Music (Original Song) for “What Was I Made For?”. The film also received nine 2024 Golden Globe nominations and won two—Best Original Song – Motion Picture (Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell) and Cinematic and Box Office Achievement.

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

From Academy Award-nominated writer-director Greta Gerwig, the first-ever live action Barbie film features a sensational ensemble cast led by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. The fantasy-comedy follows the world’s most famous doll, who sets off for the human world to find true happiness after being expelled from Barbieland for being less than perfect.

About the filmmaker: 

Greta Gerwig is a celebrated American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director who gained a following with her early independent film work. She made her solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed coming-of-age film Lady Bird (2017), which earned her Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Her other solo directorial projects were the universally acclaimed Little Women (2019) and her most recent feature Barbie (2023), with a screenplay co-written by Gerwig and Noah Baumbach.

Her other collaborations with Baumbach include starring roles in Greenberg (2010) and White Noise (2022), and writing and starring in Frances Ha (2012) and Mistress America (2015). In 2011, Gerwig received an award for Acting from the Athena Film Festival for her artistry as one of the definitive screen actresses of her generation. She also collaborated on a number of projects with Joe Swanberg, including Hannah Takes the Stairs (2007) and Nights and Weekends (2008). Her other major leading roles include Damsels in Distress (2011), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016).

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