Margot Robbie Stuns as Mattel Icon in the Trailer for 'Barbie' — What's It Rated?

Bianca Piazza - Author

Apr. 4 2023, Updated 12:40 p.m. ET

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Before children squished and squeezed Cabbage Patch Kids in the early '80s (why were babies growing in a cabbage patch, anyway?) and played with little Polly Pockets in the '90s, toy company Mattel introduced the world to a true legend in 1959. Her name is Barbara Millicent Roberts, but you can just call her Barbie.

From Twist 'n' Turn Barbie to the iconic Malibu Barbie, there's no denying that the model-like toy has had a major impact on culture, fashion, and entertainment.

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Speaking of entertainment, Barbie is coming to the big screen in 2023. From Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig (Lady Bird), Barbie will see Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (I, Tonya) play the titular toy. Naturally, Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (La La Land) plays Barbie's boyfriend, Ken.

Though Barbie is a children's toy (skinny legend Trixie Mattel begs to differ), that doesn't necessarily mean Barbie is a family-oriented film. Let's discuss the movie's rating.

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What is 2023's 'Barbie' rated?

Look, with a premise that mimics the one belonging to 2007's Enchanted, we don't expect Barbie to be particularly raunchy. However, maybe you should leave the little ones at home, as the comedy boasts a PG-13 MPAA rating.

According to the Motion Picture Association, a PG-13 rating implores parents to be cautious, as the film in question may feature content inappropriate for pre-teenagers.

If you're looking for kids' Barbie movies, we suggest checking out 2002's Barbie as Rapunzel and 2004's Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper. You know, if you want to ensure that your children are cultured.

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The full trailer for 'Barbie' is officially here, as well as official cast posters.

On April 4, Twitter went hot pink with excitement over the official Barbie trailer and cast posters dropping. As for what people think of the trailer? Let's just say that shortly after the trailer was posted, the sentence "Real cinema is back!" began trending on Twitter. Real cinema is back, indeed.

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In addition to Margot and Ryan, Barbie also stars Kate McKinnon, Michael Cera, Dua Lipa, America Ferrera, Issa Rae, Will Ferrell, Hari Nef, Emma Mackey, Simu Liu, and many, many more.

When the official Twitter account for the Barbie movie started dropping character posters on April 4, fans lost their minds.

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While this might not be a movie for little kids, Barbie certainly seems to be striking a chord with a certain generation (ahem, millennials).

Get ready because Barbie hits theaters on July 21, 2023.

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