The Barbie Diaries

Movie review by Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Barbie and friends take on popular kids in animated tale.

NR 2006 70 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 5 reviews

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age 2+

This movie is not good

Salutations fellow parents, this movie is ‘lucrative’ and barbies eyebrows were pink for half the movie cos the animators dont understand basic colour theory. There wasn’t enough people of colour only a token black girl and a somewhat East Asian/ wasian looking sidekick to Raquel’s populazzi. The movie’s plot is incredibly cliche, my daughter ally predicted all the plot points and she is only 3. There are too many overused tropes. But somehow, this lowkey makes the movie kinda enjoyable still mid tho.
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age 4+

Hilariously stupid

The Barbie Diaries is a hilariously bad watch for anyone over 12 or so (kids younger than that may be able to take it a bit more seriously). The animation is absolutely terrible (the entire movie looks like a computer game from 2005), the music is laughable (it’s along the lines of the cheesy “tween rocker girl” stuff that was popular in the mid-late 2000s—think Hannah Montana), and the plot/dialogue are cliché and generally atrocious. However, these factors make the movie an (ironically) enjoyable watch for teenagers and young adults. Like a Disney Channel Original Movie, this “film” (it’s only a little over an hour long) will suck you in for all the wrong reasons. It’s enjoyable in the same way that reading the stories and fan fictions you wrote when you were 10 is enjoyable.

This title has:

Too much consumerism
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