Everyone loves Barbie. Just say the name and immediately everyone knows who you are talking about. All ages, all sizes, all colors, all...you get the point.
Recently, we were sent the "Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale" DVD to review. I love giving new movies to Mariah. She enjoys watching them and it helps me get a few things done while she is occupied. This time was a little different. We both sat down and enjoyed the Barbie DVD. Didn't you notice the title included the word "fashion"? That's all I really needed to grab my attention.
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The movie was fairly entertaining. The graphics were brilliant. I even found myself bouncing to a few of the songs. The story catalyst of the story came when Barbie was fired and dumped by, none other than, Ken. Barbie decides to visit her aunt Millicent in Paris who was a fashion designer. Little does she know that her aunt is facing a few problems of her own. Millicent was in the process of shutting down her shop due to fierce competition from another fashion designer. Added with a few twists and turns, and magical flairies, Barbie, her aunt, and a helper are able to create new designs to save the shop.
There are a couple of things I did not like about the movie. I thought Barbie looked a little bit different. I'm hoping she didn't go under the knife. After all, she does look pretty good for her age. Let's just "say it ain't so". Also, her voice began to get a little annoying as time went on. I didn't want to ruin it for Mariah, so I just stuck with it. I would have also liked a little more diversity in the film.
The message in the story is to believe in yourself and to follow your dreams. It was about finding your voice. This message can be applied to anyone's life.
Mariah enjoyed the movie.
The next time the clouds begin to darken and the rain begins to fall, gather up your little ones for a movie moment on the couch. Don't forget the popcorn and be sure to save room for fashion talk.
If you visit http://www.barbie.com/fashion-fairytale you can find additional information including games, toys, videos, and more.
Disclosure: "I was provided a complimentary copy of the DVD for my viewing pleasure thanks to MomSelect. I did not receive monetary compensation for writing this post. The opinions expressed are mine and do not reflect the opinions of others."