I don't care if it's girly, weird or shallow to adore The Devil Wears Prada, David Frankel's utterly wonderful big-screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestseller. I love it. But there are two actresses in particular that really make it shine. The first is the great Meryl Streep, who takes a gift of a character - scary dragon editor in chief of an expensive fashion glossy - and gives her the "Streep" treatment, turning her into an unforgettable screen presence with chilling sophistication. The second actress I wish to draw attention to isn't the chocolate-drop Anne Hathaway (although she's perfectly adequate). It's the simply startling Emily Blunt, who creates a biting, cruel and hilarious first assistant to Streep. She really is a revelation, and, if her stint in The Young Victoria is anything to go by, Oscars shouldn't be far away. This film from her back-catalogue though, in my view, is the superior.
However, we mustn't leave out poor Miss Hathaway - she is the main character after all. And she does a good job as Andy Sachs, who becomes Miranda Priestly's (Steep) second assistant after being hired on a whim. She isn't as skinny (but far from fat), Gucci clad or bitchy as her Emily-Blunt colleague, but Miranda decides a change is in order, and opts for Andy's brains instead of her figure. To start with, Andy doesn't hack it, but then, as the seeds of possibility are sewn in her mind, she starts to understand how to get about in the back-stabbingly cruel world of fashion publishing.
The film looks gorgeous, the sparkly side on Manhattan looking like a Prada-wonderland, and the comedy is gently but cleverly blended with well-judged moments of drama. If you haven't yet stepped into the addictive heels of "The Devil Wears Prada", give it a go. It's one of the best of its genre.
in the opening Devil wears prada appears to be another 'chick flick' But i feel that theres something for everyone (especially couples)i found the story interesting and even related to entering a new job in my own life. Meryl streep portrays the hard face at work - with emotion at home character across very well. There is no overwhelming houmor here - but the sniggers were there! im glad the film also touched on the personal lives of miranda & andy because that provided the right mix for me. great support from emily blunt as emily. this is a dvd that wont be stuck at the back of my cupboard.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. When bookish Northwestern grad Andy Sachs interviews to become fashion magazine editor Miranda's newest lackey, Miranda hires her not for her lacklustre wardrobe but for her intellect. Inside the pristine offices, Andy suffers through a never-ending list of impossible tasks, and is the subject of constant harassment by Miranda's jealous first assistant. But to the dismay of her boyfriend and close friends, Andy slowly finds herself seduced by the glamorous world of fashion, and by Miranda herself.
Comedy based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger. Andrea (Anne Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the Midwest who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a magazine writer. She has applied for a job at 'Runway', America's most prestigious fashion journal. Andy has little interest in the garment trade, but it is one of the only magazines in New York with a job opening - second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). As Andy discovers, Miranda is a diva with plenty of power in the magazine business, and she isn't afraid to use that power. Though Andy lands the job, she soon learns that working for Miranda could test the patience of a saint, thanks to her endless demands and refusal to acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly any door at any magazine - but can she handle the pressure without losing her mind along the way?