Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar Review

Take a trip and break out of your shell with Barb and Star. From the gals who brought you Bridesmaids (co-stars and co-writers Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo) comes BARB & STAR GO TO VISTA DEL MAR. Lifelong friends Barb and Star embark on the adventure of a lifetime when they decide to leave their small Midwestern town for the first time…ever.

We open with Barb and Star chatting it up on a couch to the tune of Shania Twain’s “Man! I Feel Like a Woman”, taking about their crushes that range from the guy on the Pringles can to Mr. Peanut. The ladies are both sat down by their boss and find out that the arrow they work in is closing. We transition to the ladies who are at “Talking Club.”

3 rules of Talking Club

no sneakers
no swearing except for the f word
no lying

Barb and Star are devastated. They lost their jobs and now have been kicked out of the talking club. Upon all this bad stuff happening, the ladies decide it’s time to go to Vista Del Mar.

Upon the ladies meeting Edgar (Jamie Doran), the movie has some fantastic montage with “My Heart Will Go On” playing in the backdrop. Let me tell you, this is one of the funniest scenes in a comedy in ages. I haven’t laughed this hard since watching the musical number in The Binge.

Annie Mumolo as Barb, Jamie Dornan as Edgar, and Kristen Wiig as Star in Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. Photo Credit: Cate Cameron

Our story is outlandish, wild, and an absolute delight—huge credit to Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig for their writing as it’s magnificent. Between the musical numbers, the funny one-liners, and the dynamic writing of the duo Barb/Star, they knock it out of the park.

Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig’s chemistry on-screen is fantastic, and they slay as the duo of Barb/Star, BUT, Jamie Dornan steals the show. He was an absolute delight in this. Dornan was funny, charming, goofy, and his musical numbers were magnificent. I would love to see this man in more roles like this because he was terrific.

Last, as we head towards the finish line, I didn’t expect this to be as funny as it was. But Mumolo and Wiig bring the laughs from start to finish.

The Verdict

Rating: 4 out of 5.

“Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar is the best comedy to come out in years.”

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