Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling are the two main stars present in Barbie, the comedy produced by Warner Bros. and directed by Greta Gerwig, which brings to the big screen the adventures of the legendary dolls. While the first set of images and trailers attracted attention, the first reactions to the full film are raising the hype even more. Most of those who have enjoyed the screenings point out that it is a film with excellent performances, which further forms a social critique against contemporary society.
Furthermore, some of the reactions make it clear that Barbie is bound to be nominated for an Oscar.
Barbie’s positive reactions
“I can’t officially quit Twitter before telling you all that Barbie is currently my favorite film of the year. Greta Gerwig somehow exceeded my expectations. She tackles the positives and negatives of Barbie so beautifully. Give Ryan Gosling an Oscar nomination, I’m dead serious!” writes Jamie Jirak.
Atom Review notes the following: Barbie review: Heartfelt & hilarious! Margot Robbie’s crown jewel performance (Oscars here we come). It’s super fun, endearing & magical with a 3rd act that’ll beach you off. This isn’t just another comedy, it’s Greta Gerwig’s BEST movie ever!! A fitting end setting what’s next.”
Another person who has seen the film has been delighted: “Barbie FLOORED ME! Rosa von Praunheim meets Brian DePalma in this devilishly hilarious anti-system film. Highly stylized, Margot Robbie is a STAR but Ryan Gosling steals the show with a monologue near the end reminiscent of Jean-Pierre Léaud’s La Chinoise speeches. MUST SEE!”
Joseph Deckelmeier doesn’t mess around: “Barbie caught me off guard & I mean that in the best way possible. It’s funny, bombastic, & very smart. Greta Gerwig aims for the fences & hits a home-run. Margot Robbie’s performance is great & RyanGosling & SimuLiu are pure entertainment! The whole cast is brilliant!”
EzeBaum does not doubt either: “is a triumph. A pitch-perfect script backed by great performances — particularly from Ryan Gosling — turns what could be a simple studio comedy into a sharp commentary on our society that makes its nuance palatable for those that may not take it at face value.”
Barbie opens in theaters around the world on July 20th.