Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale

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6.21 h 22 min2010X-RayALL
Barbie's modern adventure takes her to Paris, where she makes new friends and meets magical characters that discover their true designer talents and use their inner sparkle to save the day!
Directors
William Lau
Starring
Diana KaarinaAdrian PetriwTabitha St. Germain
Genres
AnimationKids
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Olivia StablerReviewed in the United States on January 29, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Fun Barbie Movie, Check DVD for Scratches
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My 8 and 3 year old girls adore Barbie movies, and I enjoy watching them too. The storylines are usually interesting and Barbie is a good role model, so I don't mind watching them over and over. This one is one of the older movies and has Barbie as an actress who gets fired from her movie and dumped by Ken the same day in the first 10 minutes. Wasn't too fond of that part because the movie starts off negative, but it got better. Barbie is upset and decides to go visit her aunt who owns a clothing line boutique in Paris. When she gets there, she finds that her aunt has sold the store due to lack of business and they only have a few days left. Barbie can't accept this and she and her aunt's apprentice design clothes and unlock some glitter fairies that make these clothes just wow. They end up putting on a fashion show and saving the boutique. And Ken apparently hadn't broken up with her via phone, it was Raquelle playing a trick, so he sets off after Barbie. He acts a bit desperate and pathetic, but it all ends happily. Overall, a great movie and now my daughter is interested in sketching fashion.

One thing I will caution you on is you need to check the DVD for scratches when it arrives and make sure it plays. Literally every Barbie movie I've purchased lately is loose in the case - it's always off the prongs rattling around even though it's sealed. I checked it to make sure it played before I gave it to the girls just in case.
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Authenticity and IntegrityReviewed in the United States on January 31, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Better Modern Barbie
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One of the better modern Barbie movies. I like the songs and the sparkly dresses. Interesting how Barbie's perfect career and life were disrupted for a temporary period of time. Aunt Millicent is going out of business because she's out of design ideas, but doesn't think to hire someone to help her or ask Marie-Alecia, her assistant if she has any ideas. Somehow when Barbie arrives everything starts getting better. How did Millicent not know about the wardrobe and the fairies all this time? You would think she'd discover it by accident. Jacqueline and Delphine's accent can get annoying at times. I like the scene where Barbie and Marie are traveling through Paris purchasing new fabric. I love how Marie gains confidence in the end when her dresses are a success.
VeronicaReviewed in the United States on September 16, 2010
4.0 out of 5 stars
Barbie is older
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Barbie seems to be in college here...I am not sure. This is the first movie I have seen Ken in. His character is a bit more endearing than the personality that the world has attached to the poor Ken doll. As usual, Barbie is independent and solves her own problems which is why I allow Barbie into my house. She is, as in other movies, a self-thinker and go getter. The story line is pretty good, the "acting" is pretty good too. The music is tolerable and I actually have caught myself humming some of the tunes. The only thing I was not crazy about was that it seems like there could have been a bit more to it. More depth? My 7 yr old daughter loved it, and she got the message that was trying to be put out there; so it served its purpose. If you are new to Barbie movies, as much as I loathed the idea of this stage in my daughter' s life, I have come to appreciate the messages that the movies convey, compared to most of the Disney movies which seem to always have to have some male rescue the princess. These are very refreshing.
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BennieBubuReviewed in the United States on November 25, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
fantasy and beauty - an inspiring story
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My 9 year old loved it! She was already drawing her own fashion designs, but now she is inspired to make them. We had to get speciality papers and fabrics so she can work on putting her designs together. She also had her cousin watch again with her.

For the parents: It has a good storyline and delivers the following messages: girl power, family bonds, helping friends, working hard wins over drama, romance can be won, but is not the priority, cheaters fail, and forgiveness. I would have preferred Ken's character to be smarter and foiled only by a greater obstacle. Girl power does not have to come by the dumbing down of the boy power. Plus, my son was watching too. I want him to watch that boys are smart too.

Overall - pretty good.
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Brenda CoffeyReviewed in the United States on January 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Birthday gift
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Granddaughter loved it
The only thing when received the disk was not in place, you could hear it moving around.
Not sur if it was scratched or not
MitoReviewed in the United States on September 6, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not what the trailer makes it seem to be
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our 7 year old daughter enjoyed watching it but lost interest 30 minutes into it because it wasn't what the trailer made it seem it would be like.
Ruby StardustReviewed in the United States on June 10, 2011
3.0 out of 5 stars
Terrible, and hardly worthy of barbie's name... yet strangely inspiring?
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I agree completely with others. This was nothing like earlier barbie movies which drew from classics fairy-tales and incorporated real ballet, classical music, and girl-power. The references to twitter, facebook, and such will be horribly dated at some point, where the other movies will remain timeless.

That said, I must also acknowledge that this movie inspired my (almost) 8 year old more than any barbie movie so far. She has always had a very unique, artistic sense of style and feels frustrated with the cookie-cutter fashions that are affordable. She hates seeing 10 other girls wearing the same target outfit. She prefers to only wear dresses or skirts, and likes imaginative patterns and (of course) glitter. She loved the idea that fashion design is actually a career, and the DVD extras included an interview with a real fashion designer that works on Barbie.

That was it for her! She spent the next 4 hours furiously drawing every dress design she has ever imagined, and then begged me to teach her how to make them "for real". Next think I know she is signed up for sewing lessons, cutting out fabric scraps to make dresses for her barbie, and anxiously awaiting the chance to make her own clothing.

So, horrible movie? Yes! But... if you have an artistic little girl at home, she might ignore all the trendy-teen-drama nonsense and be inspired by the art of making clothing!
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ShannonReviewed in the United States on June 29, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
A great movie and who dosent love barbie 😍
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I love this movie and ive always loved barbie she so insperational and never gets old totaly get this !!!💖
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