Barbie: Big City, Big Dreams

Movie review by Jennifer Borget, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Barbie musical promotes friendship and positive messages.

NR 2022 63 minutes

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 9 reviews

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age 17+

Barbie showed some bad stuff

So, I though the first half of the movie was.....cute. I watched this because I simply love Barbie, but when the movie was almost done, I saw that there was a scene that showed the underneath of Malibu’s skirt while she was singing on stage! And they ACTUALLY ANIMATED THE GENITALIA!!! This was only for a split second, but disturbing 😖
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age 17+

FiX IT NOW MATTEL!

Common sense says no nudity? What about the part where Barbie’s skirt flies up revealing she’s wearing nothing underneath?! Fix THIS MATTEL! This is UNEXEPLABLE!

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Too much sex
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