Allan in the Barbie movie explained — who does Michael Cera play?

The Barbie movie release date is finally here, so here's everything you need to know about Michael Cera's role in the Margot Robbie movie and who Allen is.

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Who is Michael Cera in the new Barbie movie? One of the most eagerly anticipated movies of the year, from one of our greatest living directors, has finally arrived. We’re talking, of course, about the Barbie movie (Editor: Oppen-who-mer more like, amirite?).

With Barbie now here, giving us a chance to finally lay our eyes on the Barbie cast in their full glory, we thought it’d be fun to answer all your burning questions about one of the best new movies, and it turns out a lot of you want to know who Michael Cera plays.

Well, never let it be said we let you down. Here’s Allan in the Barbie movie explained. (Minor spoilers for the Barbie movie ahead!)

Who is Michael Cera in the new Barbie movie?

In the Barbie movie, Michael Cera plays Allan Sherwood. Allan has a curious history in the Barbie canon (yes, there’s a canon); he was initially introduced in 1964 as Ken’s buddy, but starting in 1991, he became paired with the Midge doll.

Since then, it appears Allan and Midge have been in a relationship and in 2002, they were once again packed together as part of a family, which includes their children Ryan, Nikki and Cassandra Sherwood. Who knew doll families could be so extensive?

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In the movie, he’s something of a nervous wreck, who just sort of…follows everyone else around. Except for the end of the movie, where he’s clearly not a part of the Ken-Patriarchy revolution, and he tries to make a break for it.

If you love great films (like Barbie will be), check out our list of the best movies ever made. We’ve also got a guide to the best rom-coms, and if that’s not enough, you can check out 20 things you didn’t know about Barbie our Barbie review, and find out everything about the Barbie ending explained. See too if there’s a Barbie 2 release date on the way!