Barb & Star are a fun comedic duo

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar is a comedy film. The director is Josh Greenbaum.

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Cast

Kristen Wiig as Star and Sharon Fisherman
Elizabeth Kelly as young Sharon Fisherman
Nevada Renee Arnold as three year old Fisherman
Annie Mumolo as Barb Quicksilver
Jamie Dornan as Edgar Paget
Damon Wayans Jr. as Darlie Bunkle
Michael Hitchcock as Gary
Kwame Patterson as George the Bartender
Reyn Doi as Yoyo
Wendi McLendon-Covey as Mickey Revelet
Vanessa Bayer as Debbie
Fortune Feimster as Pinky
Rose Abdoo as Bev

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 discusses her character Star

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 discusses her character Barb

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.


Release date

The movie is available on February 12, 2021 on PVOD

Other notes

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.

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