The Greta Gerwig film is finally making its way to streaming platforms across the globe.
Last Updated: 10.19 AM, Sep 08, 2023
After two months of its theatrical release, Barbie is set to take the OTT world by storm. The film is set to release on online platforms on September 12. Internationally, it will be available on Prime Video and Apple TV+, among others. But in India, BMS Stream will make Barbie available to rent on the said date. The 4K version of the film is available to pre-order for either Rs. 799 (buy) or Rs. 499 (rent).
Barbie's existential journey:
In Barbie, after having an existential crisis in Barbieland, Barbie (Margot Robbie) and Ken (Ryan Gosling) venture outside of their fantasy world in search of answers. Sasha (Ariana Greenblatt), the dolls' owner, confronts them and says Barbie promotes unhealthy beauty standards. Sasha and her mom, Gloria (America Ferrera), manage to sneak away from Mattel and make their way back to Barbieland.
As a result of Ken's efforts to overthrow the patriarchy and restore power to the Barbies, a more egalitarian society has emerged. To Barbie, it's all about being an agent of transformation. Both Barbie and Ken are humanised after their reconciliation. Gender equality and self-determination are promoted in Barbieland through the story's focus on society's norms and individual growth.
A multifaceted Barbie world
In Greta Gerwig's movie, a number of actors—including Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Alexandra Shipp, Emma Mackey, Hari Nef, Sharon Rooney, Ana Cruz Kayne, Ritu Arya, Dua Lipa, Nicola Coughlan, Mette Narrative, Marisa Abela, and Lucy Boynton—play various Barbie characters. Whereas Kingsley Ben-Adir, Simu Liu, Scott Evans, Ncuti Gatwa, John Cena, Rob Brydon, and Tom Stourton play different Kens.
Greta has penned the screenplay for Barbie with Noah Baumbach.
Box office triumph
The film broke several box office records, including becoming the highest-grossing film ever released by Warner Bros., the highest-grossing film completely directed by a woman, and the 15th highest-grossing film of all time.