Barbie, the Movie Arrives in Theaters in Argentina
One of the most anticipated films this year is Barbie, the movie. The world-famous toy will come to life in a comedy for the whole family, directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. Initially, critics were skeptical about the film’s quality, dismissing it as a “doll for girls”. However, as more details about the movie emerged, public opinion became enthusiastic, especially because it draws from the history of the iconic doll.
The Journey to the Big Screen
This will be the first live-action film based on the Barbie doll created by Mattel in 1959. Previously, there have been animated movies and TV series. In 2014, Mattel partnered with Sony Pictures to make the film, but due to negotiations, the rights were eventually acquired by Warner Bros. The release of the film was also delayed by the coronavirus pandemic and is now scheduled to start production in 2022.
The Plot of the Film
The movie takes viewers into the colorful and music-filled world of Barbieland, where Barbie leads a perfect life. However, she starts questioning her idyllic existence and decides to explore the real world, accompanied by Ken. The CEO of Mattel discovers Barbie’s escape and becomes determined to return her to her box, setting up a thrilling adventure for the characters.
Global and Argentine Release Dates
Officially, Barbie, the movie will be released in the United States on July 21. However, in Argentina, where film releases typically happen on Thursdays, the movie will hit theaters on July 20. This allows Argentine audiences to enjoy the film a day earlier than the rest of the world.
Theaters and Streaming
In Argentina, the film will be available in major movie theaters such as Hoyts, Cinemark, Showcase, Multiplex, Atlas, and Cinépolis. As of now, Barbie the Movie will not be available on streaming platforms.
The Cast of Barbie, the Movie
Margot Robbie will portray the iconic blonde doll, while Ryan Gosling will take on the role of Ken. The film also stars América Ferrera as Gloria, Will Ferrell as the CEO of Mattel, and features narration by Helen Mirren. Other actors will bring different variations of Barbie and Ken to life, including Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, and Alexandra Shipp.