Barb & Star are a fun comedic duo
The film directed by Josh Greenbaum is a comedy. It includes co-stars Kristen Wiig (Star) and Annie Mumulo (Barb).
Other cast members are Jamie Dornan (Edgar Paget), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Mickey Revelet), and Damon Wayans Jr. (Darlie Bunkle).
You will also catch Vanessa Bayer, Fortune Feimster, Phyllis Smith, Ian Gomez, Michael Hitchcock, Kwame Patterson and Rose Abdoo in the Lionsgate motion picture.
The writers for this PG-13 Lionsgate movie are Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumulo.
The producers are Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Kristen Wiig, p.g.a., Annie Mumolo, p.g.a., Jessica Elbaum, p.g.a., Margot Hand.
Synopsis of the film
Best friends go on an adventure of a lifetime. They decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever. The lifelong friends are heading to Vista Del Mar, Florida. What will happen on their trip?
Kristen Wiig statement about Barb & Star characters
They were kind of like our ‘mom’ voices? We talk like them all the time.
I think we came up with the title first. I think that’s how you’re supposed to do it?
We actually like being them more than we like being ourselves. They’re so unaffected and positive!
Annie and I never write from the standpoint of making fun. We want to celebrate them.
Barb and Star are each other’s life—it’s this very sweet, dependent relationship they have. And they kind of need to go through a hiccup.
Annie Mumolo statement about Barb & Star characters
We would write whole scenes that were supposed to be about Kristen’s character, but we went on these tangents that were Lillian’s (Maya’s character) mom’s dialogue. Like, she’d just start talking about Costco. And we’d just always talk like that,
Barb and Star are part of an underrepresented group of women who have their own passions and dreams. We wanted to bring them to life and get inside of them and take them on the adventure they deserve.
Vista Del Mar is the ultimate vacation spot for singles in their ‘middle’ years.
Express Movie Review
Barb and Star was a fun watch. I thought Jamie Dornan who stars as Edgar was quite entertaining in this film.
Barb & Star Release date
The movie is available on February 12, 2021 on PVOD