Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) [PG-13] ****

Andrea Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate who dreams of a career in journalism, although she has also been accepted to Stanford Law School. So she moves to New York City, and gets a dream job as second assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the brilliant but cruel editor-in-chief for Runway fashion magazine. Under the tutelage of first assistant Emily (Emily Blunt), Andy learns how to satisfy the demanding Miranda, while Runway fashion stylist Nigel (Stanley Tucci) gives Andy tips on dress and makeup, to help her fit into the work environment. Andy gradually begins to realize that she is at Miranda’s beck and call 24/7 and no longer has a life of her own. As Andy takes yet another cell phone call from Miranda, her about-to-be ex-boyfriend Nate (Adrian Grenier, Entourage) bitterly observes: You know, in case you were wondering - the person whose calls you always take? That's the relationship you're in. I hope you two are very happy together.

Featuring an insightful, brilliantly written screenplay by the talented Aline Brosh McKenna (Laws of Attraction, 27 Dresses, Morning Glory, I Don't Know How She Does It, We Bought a Zoo), a screenplay partly based on McKenna’s own life experience in the Big Apple, outstanding direction by David Frankel, and an incredible cast, The Devil Wears Prada gives us a glimpse into the world of high fashion and fashion publications, set in Paris and New York. The screenplay is far more biting and cynical than any of Aline Brosh McKenna’s other scripts, nevertheless if you enjoy her work, or if you simply like TV programs and films about the fashion industry, like America's Next Top Model (2003+ TV), Fashion House (2006 TV), Project Runway (2004+ TV) or Sabrina (1954, 1995), then you won’t want to miss The Devil Wears Prada

Labels: comedy, drama, fashion, Paris, romance

Internet Movie Database
Metacritic 62/100
RottenTomatoes Averages (critics=67, viewers=72)

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