Barbie ★★★★½

Astounding. Silly. Goofy. And that’s kenough to make a good movie for me. Nothing is subtle, even in the delivery of themes or product placement, but they do manage to develop things and keep pieces dynamic. The process of this movie isn’t to slowly reveal anything, it is to reveal something instantly, and with that unabashed openness, develop further. That process allows for the wonderful performances, set design, humor, and writing, to shine in a film that so easily could have become a corporate propagandist piece of faux feminism. Instead it is an incredibly human story about a doll becoming a woman.

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