The day is finally here: barbie is available for purchase and rental on digital platforms. So we meet on the beach in Malibu!
Starting today, September 12, barbie is available to purchase and rent digitally on Amazon Prime, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, and more. The film costs $29.99 to purchase, or $24.99 to rent, which is five dollars more than the usual price of a “premium” video on demand. The film has already grossed over $1.38 billion at the worldwide box office so far, but Warner Bros. clearly thinks he can bring in a few extra dollars, thanks to the popularity of the film.
To be honest, the studio is probably right. Greta Gerwig barbie is really, really good, and it’s the kind of movie that only gets better with multiple viewings. This is largely due to the thoughtful, existential ending, which requires far more brain power than some viewers might have expected for a movie about a Barbie doll. If you are confused, don’t worry because Decider is here to help you. Continue reading to find out the details of barbie summary of the plot of the film and the barbie The Movie’s Ending Explained, Including What It Means barbie quote about mothers and daughters meaning.
barbie Summary of the film’s plot:
We meet stereotypical Barbie (Margot Robbie) – who we’ll just call Barbie, for short – in her perfect Barbie dreamhouse, full of her fellow Barbies and Ken. Life is good for Barbie. She wakes up, says hello to everyone, then dances the night away with her daughters and repeats. Life is a little less good for Ken (Ryan Gosling), whose entire world revolves around Barbie. Unfortunately, Barbie doesn’t love Ken the same way Ken loves Barbie. We’ll talk about this later.
One day, Barbie wakes up with inexplicable thoughts of death. Things start to go wrong in Barbie’s world: Barbie has bad breath, cellulite and, worst of all, flat foot. (Rather than the Barbies’ always-arched feet, perfect for adjusting to heels.) Barbie visits Weird Barbie (Kate McKinnon) for advice. Weird Barbie theorizes that something is wrong with the child currently playing with Barbie. She asks Barbie to venture out into the real world, find the child who is playing with her, and fix what is happening.
Ken takes it upon himself to sneak into Barbie’s convertible and join her on her journey to the real world. Barbie is not happy but allows Ken to accompany her. In the real world, Barbie is fascinated by the idea of life, humanity and growing old. She finds Sasha (Ariana Greenblatt), the girl she thinks is playing with her. She is shocked to discover that Sasha and her friends don’t love Barbie: they hate her, despite all the plastic and unrealistic expectations she sets for women. Ken, meanwhile, finds himself in awe of real-world patriarchy. A world ruled by men on horses? Sign it up!
Eventually we learn that it wasn’t Sasha who was playing with Barbie and giving her thoughts of death, it was Sasha’s mother, Gloria (America Ferrera). Gloria works for Mattel, the toy company that makes Barbie, and she hears that there is a Barbie on the loose that Mattel wants to put in a box as soon as possible. Barbie is taken to Mattel headquarters, where she meets the CEO (Will Ferrell). But sensing something fishy, Barbie escapes before the CEO can put her in a box. While passing through the Mattel building, Barbie comes across a room where an old woman (Rhea Perlman) is sitting in an old-fashioned kitchen and helps Barbie escape from the executives.
When Gloria sees Barbie escaped with her daughter Sasha, she decides to help Barbie escape Mattel. Barbie decides to take Gloria and Sasha to Barbie World. She is determined to show Sasha that Barbie is good for women. But the girls are in for a shock: Ken, armed with his new knowledge of the patriarchy, has rallied the other Kens to take back Barbie World. The Kens brainwashed the other Barbies, stole Barbie’s dream house and turned it into Ken’s Mojo Dojo Casa. Oh no!
Barbie, distraught, gives up. Ken’s friend Allan (Michael Cera) convinces Gloria and Sasha that they need to save Barbie World from the Kens. After a rousing speech from Gloria that puts Barbie’s head back in the game, they come up with a plan. They bring the other Barbies out of their state of servitude. Then they use their feminine wiles to distract the Kens, cause infighting, and prevent the Kens from overthrowing the Barbie government. They are taking over the Barbie Dreamhouse for girls. Hooray!
Barbie and Ken are nice too. Barbie apologizes for neglecting Ken but also urges him to find out who he is on his own, without Barbie by his side. But what about Barbie? What is Barbie’s happy ending in this story?
barbie end of the film explained:
The CEO of Mattel (yes, he’s there too) suggests that Barbie’s happy ending is that she’s in love with Ken. Sasha insists that is the case not The end of Barbie. So what is it? Everyone is perplexed. Then, out of the blue, a mysterious old woman appears to tell everyone that Barbie was never meant to end. It is meant to have an ever-changing story that continues forever.
Wait, that’s the old kitchen lady from the Mattel office! Turns out that woman is Ruth Handler, aka the creator of the Barbie doll and co-founder of Mattel. The CEO explains that Handler’s ghost lives in the Mattel building. (The real Handler died in 2002, aged 85). Barbie and Ruth have a small talk in a liminal void, during which Barbie confesses that she no longer feels like Barbie and suggests that “maybe I’m not Barbie anymore.” Ruth, reading between the lines, understands that Barbie is saying she wants to become human. Ruth warns Barbie that humanity can be messy, uncomfortable, and traumatic.
Barbie says she understands. Barbie asks for permission to become human and Ruth replies that Barbie doesn’t need her permission. “Aren’t you controlling me?” » Barbie asks, confused.
“I can’t control you any more than I can control my own daughter,” Ruth says, explaining that Barbie is named after her daughter, Barbara. “We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back and see how far they have come. »
“So being human is not something I ask for, or even want?” Is this just something I’m discovering I am? Barbie asks.
Ruth then uses her ghost powers to show Barbie exactly what it means to be human. Cue the heartfelt montage of mothers and daughters laughing and crying and experiencing the rollercoaster of emotions that comes with being alive. After feeling all of this, Barbie responds with a resounding “Yes.” She wants to be human.
In the final scene of the film, Barbie is a human in the human world, now named Barbara Handler. Her new human family – Gloria, Sasha, and Sasha’s dad – drops her off at what we think is a job interview. But you didn’t think the Barbie movie was going to end without one last naughty joke about genitals, did you? “I’m here to see my gynecologist,” Barbie tells the receptionist confidently. (Because now she’s a human with genitals and sometimes has to go to the parties’ doctor!) With that, the movie ends.
barbie end of the film explained with analysis:
barbie is a movie about a lot of different things for different characters, but for stereotypical Barbie in particular, it’s a movie about the simple joy of simply life. Have you ever sat in a park and marveled at the miracle of life? Just breathing, being mindful, noticing the wind in the leaves and all the many lives around you? That’s what Barbie feels when she first goes to the human world, and that’s why, ultimately, she decides to return. She doesn’t need to do anything exceptional to find meaning and happiness in her life. She doesn’t have to be president, or an astronaut, or a Nobel Prize winner, or any of the other things that Barbie dolls are in the Barbie world. She simply needs to exist – to live – with a few good humans around her. And it’s Kenough.
What does the barbie Quote about mothers and daughters meaning?
“We mothers stand still so our daughters can look back and see how far they have come. » This quote from Ruth is a bit thoughtful, isn’t it? Is Ruth saying that mothers should sacrifice their lives for their daughters?
This is open to interpretation, but personally I don’t think it’s necessarily about sacrifice, but more about mothers letting their daughters find their own path in life. As Ruth just explained, she can’t control Barbie or her own daughter. After a certain amount of time in raising a child, a mother must “stand still” and let that child become his or her own person. When that child blossoms, he will be able to look back on the moment when his mother decided to “stand still,” so to speak, and recognize how much of his personality is his own creation. We were raised by our mothers, but we build who we are based on that. A good mother lets us do that.
Does this make sense? Otherwise, don’t worry. Just rewatch the “I’m Just Ken” sequence and feel that Kenergy.
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