The Devil Wears Prada(2006)
Story follows aspiring journalist Andrea (Hathaway), a small-town girl in her first job out of college, who tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world - while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss, Miranda Priestly (the great & hilarious Streep, in a highly praised performance).
"Does it bite the fashion hand that feeds it? You bet. But it also pays due respect to the artful details turning the wheels of an industry that only seems frivolous. There's no doubt Andy learns much from watching Miranda at work, even with all the insults and fool's errands" Rolling Stone.
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BY Beatrix Coles Flicks Writer
The bad boss is a very universal syndrome. But Meryl Streep's take on the bad boss in The Devil Wears Prada really is something to behold. For starters she manages to constantly hint that Miranda Priestly, fashion magazine editor at large, might be human. She never really quite gets there though, as shown through the hellish experience of her latest victim/employee Andrea (Anne Hathaway).
The gossip says that Miranda is a thinly veiled caricature of Anna Wintour, nicknamed Nuclear Wintour, the editor of American Vogue. And the 'Runway' editor does share a lot of Wintour’s characteristics: the Hermes scarves, the oversized sunglasses and the bevy of assistants. Based on a huge selling novel by a former Vogue slave, this film manages to escape pure chick lit-ism for something more substantial, largely due to the Streep/Hathaway combo. Hathaway, who smiled prettily through the Princess Diaries One and Two, gives Andrea gusto and grit, managing to keep her journalism major turned personal assistant believable. Streep is fantastic as Miranda, obviously relishing a meaty and villainous role.
And the chick factor? Luckily the film showcases an all too common subject and there's something for anyone who ever took a foot-in-the-door job here. If you've ever got a coffee, had a 5 am wake up call or concocted revenge strategies on a Sunday, you'll enjoy it. And if not, the fashion is stunning.
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BY adamatdramatrain superstar
If you like fashion, New York, Paris and Meryl Streep, this movie is for you. I loved it and so did the blonde daughter although some of the guys would like it too. Meryl Streep should get an Oscar for this portrayal of the Fashion Guru who rules her empire with an iron hand, but it is her withering looks to people that stole the show. Night shots of NewYork and Paris were brilliant too. Came out of the theatre feeling I had 'been entertained'
I had hoped the fashion would wow me and the acting would engage me but instead I found myself forgetting all about the movie as soon as I left the theatre.
Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci were fantastic however I just didn't buy Anne Hathway's character and therefore the film was lacking. Also, WTF is up with Simon Baker's eyebrows!!
I think I'll read the book and probably enjoy it more.