Here's Everything We Know About The "Barbie" Movie

    It's here! It's finally here!!!!!!!!

    Sorry if you disagree, but Barbie starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling is indisputaby THEE summer film of 2023.

    The movie has naturally been the subject of much chatter online (and everywhere else) since it was first announced, but it was a while before we learned anything about the plot.

    Luckily, I have scoured the internet and combed through all the trailers. Here are the deets!

    I've also seen the movie, but you'll find no spoilers here.

    1. Barbie will premiere in theaters on July 21, 2023...SO IT'S IN THEATERS RIGHT NOW.

    2. Barbie will also be released digitally on Sept. 5.

    The digital release means that it'll be available to buy to watch at home (VOD), not that it'll be available for streaming.

    3. Aside from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, Barbie has a star-studded cast playing Barbies, Kens, and humans.

    Posters for "Barbie"

    4. There's also Midge and Allan, played by Emerald Fennell and Michael Cera. Mattel introduced them both in the '60s as friends of Barbie and Ken.

    Midge and Allan from "Barbie"

    5. You might have noticed from the posters that almost all of the Barbies are described by what job they have, while the Kens don't seem to have jobs and are simply described as being Kens.

    Barbie movie posters

    6. Here's the movie's tagline as listed on IMDB: "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."

    Screenshot from "Barbie"

    7. And here's the tagline from the poster: "She's everything. He's just Ken."

    Barbie poster

    8. Will Ferrell's comments about the movie also shed some light on the themes we should expect it to explore.

    Barbie poster

    9. There is no one better than Greta Gerwig to direct this movie, which she also co-wrote with her partner Noah Baumbach. Ryan Gosling called it "the best script [he's] ever read."

    Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig

    10. Based on the trailers we've seen so far, Ryan Gosling's Ken has a rivalry with Simu Liu's Ken.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    11. This rivalry may or may not lead to a massive Ken fight at some point in the movie.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    12. The movie has at least one "incredibly unique" dance sequence, and clearly even more based on the trailers.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    13. If you're expecting this to be an entirely kid-friendly movie because it's based on a toy, think again. Barbie will have a PG-13 rating, which you can clearly see in the trailer as Ryan-Ken and Simu-Ken argue about "beaching" each other off.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    14. At some point, Barbie and Ken will leave Barbieland, even though it looks like Barbie would prefer to make the trip without Ken.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    15. Thanks to some paparazzi shots that went viral last year, we also know that Barbie and Ken will get into some hijinks during their time in the real world that gets them arrested twice.

    Screenshots from "Barbie"

    16. Barbie will seemingly ditch Ken at some point to hang out with Gloria (America Ferrera) and her daughter Sasha (Ariana Greenblatt).

    Screenshot from "Barbie"

    17. A new trailer reveals that Barbie will bring Gloria and Sasha with her to Barbieland.

    18. Greta, Margot, Ryan, and America were at CinemaCon in April to talk about the movie and shared a trailer that revealed a few more details about the plot.

    New #Barbie footage at #CinemaCon: -Margot Robbie's Barbie wakes up in a heart-shaped bed. -Ryan Gosling's Ken busts out choreography -Barbie is horrified by developing flat feet instead of her perfectly-arched heels -Barbie visits "weird Barbie" (Kate McKinnon)

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    19. A lot of those details were confirmed in the full length trailer that dropped on May 26.

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    20. There's one scene in the movie that caused an argument between the president of Mattel, Greta Gerwig, and Margot Robbie. Eventually Greta and Margot convinced him by acting out the scene in question.

    21. Ken will perform an '80s style power ballad called "I'm Just Ken," which will be about his dissatisfaction in his relationship with Barbie.

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    Some lyrical highlights:

    "Doesn't seem to matter what I do, I'm always number two"

    "Is it my destiny to live and die a life of blonde fragility?"

    "I'm just Ken, where I see love she sees a friend"

    22. The beginning of the clip shows a tense exchange between Ken and Barbie, in which he says he doesn't know who he is without Barbie.

    23. The soundtrack will feature a FEAST of hitmakers, including Dua Lipa, whose song "Dance the Night" you can hear in the trailer.

    24. About those two unnamed tracks with unknown artists? We now know that they are "What Was I Made For?" by Billie Eilish and "Man I Am" by Sam Smith.

    25. And finally, yes, you read correctly. The song you've been wondering about will be featured on the soundtrack as well.

    Are you as excited for Barbie as I am? Do you have any theories? Share them below! And while we wait, here's the trailer to watch a million more times.

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