When I was a child, I remember sitting on my bedroom floor and the bedroom floors of my friends playing with Barbie dolls for hours upon hours; I would transform entire rooms into Barbie dream houses of my own, dress and accessorize my dolls and it never got boring. There wasn’t a line of super awesome movies though, and now that I see what they’re coming out with, I have to admit that my inner child is a tad jealous.
My four-year-old stepdaughter is crazy about Barbie, so I was pretty excited about being given the opportunity from MomSelect to review the new Barbie DVD Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale.
This movie takes on the genre of a modern-day fairytale and is all about fashion. Barbie and her dog, Sequin, visit her aunt in Paris after she thinks Ken has just broken up with her, but finds out that her aunt’s fashion house is about to be shut down because someone is stealing designs. Barbie discovers three enchanting Flairies who have sparkle-magic powers and together, they come up with an idea to save the fashion house. Barbie also inspires a fashion designer to create amazing fashions in order to have a runway show. Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale is embedded with the message to never give up and that hard work pays off. I think the message of hard work is so very important to teach young children so they can grow up and know that nothing in life comes particularly easily and that in order to get what they want, they will need to work hard for it and to keep trying for the result they want.
Some themes in the movie are a little over the heads of smaller children, although I was told that this movie was enjoyable for children as young as 3, such as the vindictiveness of some of the characters, which starts a whole lot of trouble and drama and sends Barbie off to Paris to visit her aunt in the first place. My stepdaughter liked Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale a lot, but she did get a bit bored with it about 45 minutes in and was ready to move on for the day.
I would recommend this Barbie DVD for children who are super crazy about Barbie, but maybe for those who are a little older or who have a longer attention span.
Disclosure: MomSelect provided me with the Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale DVD to review and keep. All opinions expressed throughout this post are 100% mine.