Annie Mumolo as Barb and Kristen Wiig as Star in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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.

Jamie Dornan stars as ’Edgar’ in BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR.
Jamie Dornan stars as ’Edgar’

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?

Damon Wayans Jr. as Darlie Bunkle in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.
Damon Wayans Jr. as Darlie Bunkle in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar.

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

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