One of the biggest movies of the year – and definitely the most talked about one – is now available to buy or rent on the Virgin Media Store, at the same time it’s in cinemas
By Simon Ward, Content Director
Unless you’ve been living on a remote island Dream House with no phone reception, it has been impossible to miss the total Barbie domination this summer. Everything from fashion to home interiors has gone pink, and figures at the box office are simiarly rosy – it’s the highest-grossing film of 2023 in the UK (so far). This is Barbie’s world, and we’re just living in it.
Whether you’re a Barbie or a Ken (or maybe even an Allan – Ken’s best friend), you can now buy Barbie on the Virgin Media Store, the same time as it’s out in cinemas, to watch again and again in the comfort of your own home with just a couple of clicks.
Written and directed by Greta Gerwig (Little Women, Lady Bird), we are transported to Barbieland – a place where every day is perfect, all of the time. And nobody ever thinks about death. That is until Stereotypical Barbie (played to perfection by Margot Robbie) suffers a crisis that sends her spiralling into questioning the world she lives in and her very existence.
That leads her on an epic journey of self-discovery from Barbieland into the real world. If you’ve seen the trailers, then you’ve only had a glimpse of the movie’s greatness. The makers have done a phenomenal job of showing why you’ll love Barbie, without giving too much away.
Barbie is joined on her journey by Ryan Gosling’s Ken, who discovers he has his own path to tread. While this is a thousand per cent Barbie’s story, Gosling very nearly steals the show, flexing his comedic muscles as much as his actual muscles. When the awards come (and it’s hard to imagine they won’t), Gosling will be right at the front of the queue.
Featuring a star-studded supporting cast that includes Will Ferrell, Emma Mackey, Dua Lipa, America Ferrara, Ncuti Gatwa, Michael Cera and Helen Mirren, plus many surprising Barbies and Kens, this film – like Barbie herself – does it all.
If you have a TiVo® box or V6 box, powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies. If you have Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, go to Box Sets & Movies > Store.
Remember, with the Virgin Media Store, you can see the hottest new releases every month in the comfort of your own home. Watch whatever you fancy, whenever.
Register on Virgin Media Store to buy the latest movies and TV shows
Sign up now at virginmediastore.com and choose from hundreds of films and TV Box Sets and start watching instantly.
All Virgin Media customers armed with a TiVo® box or a V6 box powered by TiVo® can go to On Demand > Movies > Store. If you have Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.
You can also rent the latest films
If you watch TV on a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box powered by TiVo®, go to On Demand > Movies > Store. If you have a Virgin TV 360 box or Stream from Virgin Media, go to Box Sets & Movies > STORE.
Search for a title, or browse by category such as Out This Week or Most Popular. Once you’ve found the movie you want to rent, select Watch now to start watching instantly. Then sit back and enjoy! You’ll have up to 48 hours to finish watching your film.
Virgin Media Store: Separate terms and conditions apply to the Virgin Media Store service. Purchases must be made on the website or set top box. Virgin TV subscription and our latest Virgin TV V6 box required to buy and watch via set top box – Store is not available on other boxes. Compatible device & browser required. Max 5 registered devices. Max 2 devices can stream content simultaneously. Stream and download in UK only.
Virgin Movies On Demand: Virgin Movies On Demand movies are pay by title. Once rented, content available for 48 hours.
Image credit: Barbie © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.