Te basic structure of Barbie works at making it clear that little girls have an unwritten script before them and they can be any party of society. Their lives matter.
At the opening Barbie is perfectly content to be what she is generally know to be. A perfect female in a flawless home with a boy friend named Ken. Everything around her is perfectly pink, and she is fine with that every day.
Traveling from her Barbie’s space to the real world exposes her to the good and the bad on life with real people. In the real world she and all the other Barbie’s learn about growth and life changes.
Margot Robbie is perfect as the perfect original “Barbie” all blond with big blue eyes and a perfect figure. The other Barbie’s are perfect in their own unique ways, but in the real world they have positions of power and influence and are not tied down by the roles established on the box they might of come in.
With interesting pink sets, cars and clothes as a background the characters a[pear to be placed in just the right spot for each take.
Ryan Gosling, with perfectly combed whitish blond hair is Barbie’s foil some of the time and at other times the script allows him to be in charge. Will Ferrell plays the silly foolish head of the toy company who has difficulty understanding Barbie is not just one stilted girl.
More often than not the comedy falls flat as it ranges from silly to stupid and that dominates the film.
The film should have been better, but there is some fun and the experience of seeing the film is better than the film.