Since the birth of Barbie in 1959 controversy has surrounded her. Unreal body expectations for girls and too sexy being the most popular. I, myself, LOVE Barbie and spent years of my life playing with Barbie and her friends. Her feet made it easy to put shoes on and off with my small fingers, I never once thought that my flat feet would look better arched into the shape of a high heel! Her outfits were enchanting but I would never expect my mother to buy me clothes that looked like them.
My 18 year old daughter went through a Barbie stage and didn’t end up with any issues from it. Now my 5 year old daughter is entering into her Barbie years. She loves walking down the Barbie aisle and checking out all the different Barbies and all of the accessories. So when we were given the opportunity to review the new Barbie Princess and the Popstar DVD and dolls we were excited! Barbie as a Princess and a popstar? Sounded pretty cool to me!
Barbie is Princess Tori who longs for a life where she can make her own choices and have more time for fun. Princess Tori envisions that her favorite popstar Keira has the perfect life! When really Keira longs for a life where she could have some leisure time to relax and write songs instead of dealing with the everyday details of a popstar. Keira imagines a Princess must have that time. As it turns out the girls meet and with a little help from a magic microphone and magic hairbrush are able to switch places for a day! Each realizes that the life they envisioned to be perfect comes with a whole new set of issues. Disaster strikes when the magic accessories are stolen just before a big concert and the girls can’t change back. Adeline was enthralled by the story and catch tunes and I admit I enjoyed the video as well. The use of Cyndi Laupers “Girls (princesses) Just want to Have Fun” song was perfect.
Girls will love all the magic, mayhem, and music! Barbie The Princess & the Popstar tells the enchanting story of Tori, the kind-hearted princess of Meribella who would rather sing and dance than perform her royal duties. When her favorite pop star Keira™ visits the kingdom, the two girls discover they have a lot in common, including a magical secret that lets them look like one another and even swap places! Though the switch is fun for them at first, Tori and Keira soon realize it’s better to be yourself, and each girl finds the power of her own voice.
- An inspiring story about making best friends and embracing who you are
- Filled with fantastic songs, fabulous fashions, and fun new friends
- Runtime: 76 minutes
- Retails: $19.99
Adeline had a blast playing with the dolls and acting out scenes from the movie with them. Actually she is watching the movie and playing with dolls as I write this! The dolls can be found anywhere where Barbies are sold and retail for $25.99 each. The dolls and movie are perfect for girls 4 and up and if you are a Barbie lover like me then parents as well. Find out more about Barbie: The Princess and The Popstar on Mattel’s website.
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