The Barbie Diaries
|The Barbie Diaries|
Theatrical Release Poster
|Directed by||Eric Fogel
|Music by||Russ DeSalvo
|Edited by||Bryan Shelton|
|Distributed by||Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Right Entertainment (UK)
The Barbie Diaries is a 2006 motion capture film featuring popular Mattel character Barbie, and directed by Eric Fogel (the director of My Scene films). It is part of the Barbie film series featuring the voice of Kelly Sheridan as Barbie, and Skye Sweetnam as the singing Barbie. This is the last Barbie film made by Lionsgate before Barbie film series was sold to Universal.
In "The Barbie Diaries," Barbie is portrayed as a typical American teenager who is a sophomore in high school who encounters the problems that real-life teens often encounter: making new friends, dating, gossip, and getting involved in school. She always gets beaten in everything by Raquelle, a snobby girl who used to be her best friend in fifth grade. On the first day of school, she attempts to become anchorwoman for the school TV station but Raquelle beats her to it. Instead, she becomes Raquelle's personal assistant, buying her drinks and doing her work.
When Raquelle dumps Todd he and Barbie begin hanging out together and soon become a couple. Todd asks Barbie to the Fall Formal. Thrilled, Barbie as well as her best friends Tia and Courtney rush to buy a dress when they discover that Raquelle and Todd are together again. The mysterious woman at the counter, whose name is Stephanie, gives them advice and offers them some charm bracelets for free. Barbie's happens to come with a diary which she writes her hopes in.
Soon after, what she wrote starts to mysteriously come true. Someone leaves her love notes and her band, Charmz, gets a gig at the school dance that Barbie was previously invited to. Next, Barbie decides to do a piece on popular kids and "What Makes Them Popular." She soon starts to neglect her friends and the story is quite mean. She even skips Tia's class-president election to hang out with Dawn and Reagan. She starts skipping band practice, and spends hours talking to them on the phone and hanging out with them. Barbie realizes that her hopes written in the diary came true and rushes to the mall to ask Stephanie about it. To her shock, it is revealed that the woman never worked there and apparently does not exist.
Tia and Courtney discover that it is Kevin that has been leaving Barbie the love notes not Todd. They pressure him to tell her but he refuses. Dawn and Reagan find out that Barbie only befriended them because of her story and stop hanging out with her. They tell Raquelle. Soon, Raquelle steals Barbie's magic bracelet. Tia and Courtney watch footage of the story, and they discover that Barbie has told them a secret about Tia. They confront her and let her know that they no longer want to be friends with her. The night of the story, Barbie apologizes to her friends and chooses to instead showcase Kevin's film clips depicting a paperclip chain attacking his eBook. Out of shame Barbie refuses to go to the dance. On the night of the dance her friends arrive and tell her that she has to perform with them, giving her the dress that they put on hold for her at the mall.
Still worried as she has no bracelet, Kevin takes one of his guitar strings and loops it around her wrist. Barbie points out that it is a "stupid piece of bent metal" until she realizes that is what her bracelet was. The girls rock the concert with Courtey finally able to do a drum stick maneuver that she couldn't do before. Barbie and Todd dance. Confused, she thinks back to other people who were in the places the notes had said. Realizing that it was Kevin all along, Barbie leaves in the middle of the dance and goes over to Kevin. Kevin gives her back the charm bracelet that he found on the ground. She apologizes for never realizing, but points out that the bizarre rhyming in the notes was a giveaway. The two dance together and become a couple. At the end, Barbie and Kevin watch a movie while eating ziti as Kevin asked for food beginning with "z".
- Kelly Sheridan as Barbie Roberts
- Skye Sweetnam as Barbie Roberts (singing voice)
- Sarah Edmondson as Courtney
- Venus Terzo as Tia
- Matt Hill as Kevin
- Chiara Zanni as Raquelle
- Maryke Hendrikse as Reagan
- Anna Cummer as Dawn
- Andrew Francis as Todd
- Heather Doerksen as Stephanie
- Maggie Broome as Reagan body movements (Maggie Broome past away right after movie was completed)
01. Ke$ha - Invisible
02. Skye Sweetnam - Girl Most Likely To
03. Dana Calitry - Feels Like Love
04. Skye Sweetnam - Real Life
05. Elanya - Fate Finds a Way
06. Skye Sweetnam - This Is Me
07. Skye Sweetnam - Real Life
08. Skye Sweetnam - Note to Self
09. Huckapoo - Where You Belong
10. Deanna DellaCioppa - I Don't Wanna Sleep
- "The Barbie Diaries". Barbie. Retrieved 9 December 2013.
- Official Website: http://www.barbie.com/activities/friends/diaries/
- The Barbie Diaries at the Internet Movie Database
- The Barbie Diaries at Rotten Tomatoes