"Barbie," directed by Greta Gerwig, explores whether a doll can be a feminist icon.

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The film reflects on Barbie's complex history of being celebrated and criticized for her impact on gender norms and consumerism

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Gerwig cleverly incorporates elements of mythology, particularly the Greek myth of Pygmalion, to shape the narrative

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Barbie's symbolic life is brought to existence through the imaginations of the girls and women who play with her.

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Gerwig establishes her directorial control and artistic vision through playful and clever scenes, such as Barbie floating out of her Dreamhouse

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The story introduces Barbie in a toyland gated community called Barbie Land, featuring a midcentury modern aesthetic.

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Barbie's journey takes a turn when her feet, molded to fit high heels, unexpectedly go flat, leading her to seek guidance in the real world

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The film addresses issues of sexism and patriarchy as Barbie and Ken venture into reality

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Mattel's attempts to adapt Barbie to changing times are explored

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Margot Robbie's portrayal of Barbie challenges stereotypes and demonstrates hidden depths

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