Todd Haynes' Karen Carpenter movie acted out by Barbie dolls. Portrays the heart-breaking effects of anorexia through clinical narration, montage, and pop culture to great effect. We come to see how Karen was manipulated by her family, her record company, and society to conform to unattainable perfection.
* This movie is a biography of Karen Carpenter with a slight twist - all of the parts are played out by Ken and Barbie style dolls.
* The film has been out of legal circulation since 1990, subject to a cease and desist order pertaining to unauthorized use of the Carpenters' music.
* Ranked #45 on Entertainment Weekly's "Top 50 Cult Films of All-Time"