The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada is a beautiful and complex story of finding a job

Movies Comedy Drama
109 min     7.4     2006     France

Overview

One can assume that this movie is intended for a female audience because it is related to the world of style and fashion, but this is not exactly true. The Devil Wears Prada is a beautiful and complex story of finding a job, changing your principles, making conclusions about upcoming changes, and testing one’s spiritual strength.

At her college, Andrea (Anne Hathaway) was an honors pupil and editor-in-chief of a student newspaper, so the leading fashion magazine of New York, Runway, got interested in her resume. There’s one problem, though. The editor-in-chief of the magazine, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), turns out to be a real monster and comes up with the most sophisticated tortures for the girl. She makes Andrea give up her donuts, wear heels, throw out her favorite blue sweater, and work until almost two in the morning.

Soon after getting the job, Andrea will have to find out all the horrors of the glossy world and, most importantly, the true face of her divine boss.

Life in a circle of celebrities can be tempting and dizzy. But the Devil Wears Prada is not a perverse demonstration of this kind of life, it is the perception of a better life, but at what cost? The moral of the film is based on the constant struggle for the best job. Advance at work, but lose what you had before.

For its time, the film was shot in standard narrative details. A beautiful picture, a good palette of colors, an easy storytelling with increasing tension, an understandable conflict, and a decisive epilogue. The Devil Wears Prada is definitely an excellent movie to watch.

Reviews

talisencrw wrote:
Normally this sort of film wouldn't interest me, but I was fascinated by the cast (Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt and Stanley Tucci ARE four of my favourite contemporary American actors) AND I liked the three previous films I've seen about the fashion industry ('Ready to Wear', 'Zoolander' and of course 'Death Wish 5: The Face of Death'). I was really pleased by the comedy caused by the bitchiness, pettiness and downright superficiality of everyone involved, which says SO much about contemporary civilization...and the climax and denouement, are both touching and so fitting. The strong writing and acting made this much better than it had any reason to be.
r96sk wrote:
The cast elevate this film up a lot. Everything else to do with 'The Devil Wears Prada' is all perfectly fine don't get me wrong, but I most certainly wouldn't have enjoyed it as much without the cast. Meryl Streep does an excellent job portraying Miranda, while Anne Hathaway matches her as Andrea. Emily Blunt (Emily) is also enjoyable, as is Stanley Tucci (Nigel). I never, personally, held too much interest in the plot, it does get a little bit repetitive in parts. With that said, thanks to Streep & Co., it's still a film that's definitely worth watching.

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