You can now watch the Barbie movie from the comfort of your home

What do you get when you combine the talents of actress Margot Robbie and director Greta Gerwig? A work of art in the form of the 2023 Barbie movie.

The Barbie movie was released in New Zealand cinemas on 20 July 2023 — with showtimes still running. But the good news is that you can now rent it from the comfort of your home on Apple TV+ for just $29.99 or buy it (and watch it over and over again) for $34.99.
Read on for everything you need to know about the must-watch Barbie movie, including the cast, plot and more.

Who is in the cast of the Barbie movie?

Of course, there's Australia's own Margot Robbie in the role of Barbie, who has taken the world by storm with the Barbie press tour. The Academy-Award-nominated actress is joined by Ryan Gosling, who portrays Ken.
American comedian Will Ferrell has also been cast as the CEO of toy company Mattel, while Helen Mirren narrates the movie. America Ferrera, Ariana Greenblatt, Connor Swindells and Jamie Demetriou also join the cast as humans.
As for the rest of the Barbie cast, they play other variations of the iconic Barbie, Ken and Allan dolls, including Emma Mackey, Issa Rae, Hari Nef, Dua Lipa, Simu Liu, and Michael Cera.

What is the Barbie movie about?

Margot Robbie's Barbie life was a dream come true until her perfect existence took an unexpected turn. Suddenly, she finds herself enduring icy showers, stumbling off rooftops, and the ultimate horror — her high heels making contact with the ground.
Kate McKinnon's character reveals the truth to Barbie while brandishing a stiletto and a Birkenstock. "You have a choice," she explains, "return to your ordinary life or embrace the profound secrets of the universe".
However, Barbie soon discovers that her choice was an illusion. With no alternative, she and Ryan Gosling's Ken bid farewell to the comforts of Barbie Land and embark on an adventure into the harsh reality of the real world.
Will Ferrell shared some insight into the film via The Wall Street Journal.
"It is, in my humble opinion, the ultimate example of high art and low art," the former Saturday Night Live star told the publication. "It's a loving homage to the brand and, at the same time, couldn't be more satirical. Just an amazing comment on male patriarchy and women in society and why Barbie's criticised and yet why every little girl still wants to play with Barbie."
Greta Gerwig is co-writer and director, along with Noah Baumbach. Margot Robbie, her husband Tom Ackerley and Mattel's Robbie Brenner and David Heyman produced the movie about the iconic doll.

Where can I watch the Barbie movie trailer?

You can watch the trailer for the Barbie movie below.

How can I watch the Barbie movie at home in New Zealand?

New Zealanders can stream Barbie on Apple TV+. The film costs $29.99 to rent, or $34.99 to buy on Apple TV+.
We also suspect that Barbie will soon be available to stream on Prime Video. Sign up to Prime Video with a 7 day FREE trial to be ready when it arrives. Subscribe here.