New at the Browning
Directed by Greta Gerwig
With Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling, America Ferrera
Rated PG-13, 114 minutes, DCP
The most discussed film of 2023 is finally able to be unboxed at Notre Dame. Director/Co-writer Greta Gerwig takes a classic fish-out-of-water plot, accessorizes it with all manner of feminist camp, and then sends it down and back a road Barbie hasn't traveled. With a sense of play befitting a film made about a toy, Barbie opens space to analyze, often laugh at, and discuss both the ruts in life that need changing and how to snap the world back into order once it goes off the rails.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre, Gender Studies Program, and Gender Relations Center.
Originally published at arts.nd.edu.