Greta Gerwig’s “Barbie” movie has received an amazing initial response after early screenings and the star-studded Los Angeles premiere of the film.
Katcy Stephan, Variety’s social media editor stated: “Greta Gerwig delivers a nuanced commentary on what it means to be a woman in a whimsical, wonderful and laugh-out-loud funny romp. The entire cast shines, especially Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling in roles they were clearly born to play.”
Joseph Deckelmeier from ScreenRant stated the film was “funny, bombastic, and very smart.” “Greta Gerwig aims for the fences and hits a home run, Margot Robbie is great and Ryan Gosling and Simu Liu – who play Kens – are pure entertainment”
The movie’s cast and crew have been enduring an extensive publicity tour ahead of its worldwide release on July 21st. Noah Baumback, the film’s co-writer, was absent at the Los Angeles premiere this Sunday to stand in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America, who’s on strike. Greta Gerwig spoke on his absence:
“My co-writer, my partner in love and art, Noah Baumbach is not here. He is passionately supporting the fight of the WGA. He is a Barbie girl. Nothing in Barbie happened without him, and nothing in Hollywood happens without writers.”
Gerwig also told The Observer that she and Baumback were working on the “Barbie” script throughout the pandemic.
“There was this sense of wanting to make something anarchic and wild and completely bananas, because it felt, like, ‘Well, if we ever do get to go back to cinemas again, let’s do something totally unhinged.’”
Gerwig discussed that she hoped audiences view the film as an “archaic experience, crediting its inspiration to the deep isolation of the pandemic, that feeling of being in our own little boxes, alone.”
The star-studded cast of “Barbie” includes Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, Nicola Coughlan, America Ferrera, Will Ferrell, Michael Cera, Helen Mirren, Jamie Demetriou, and Emerald Fennell.
Eric Mastrota is a Contributing Editor at The National Digest based in New York. A graduate of SUNY New Paltz, he reports on world news, culture, and lifestyle. You can reach him at email@example.com.