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Movie Review: “The Devil Wears Prada”

This drama-comedy is one for the books.

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Movie Review: “The Devil Wears Prada”

Anne Hathaway stars in

Anne Hathaway stars in "The Devil Wears Prada" along with co-star and famous actress, Meryl Streep.

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Anne Hathaway stars in "The Devil Wears Prada" along with co-star and famous actress, Meryl Streep.

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Anne Hathaway stars in "The Devil Wears Prada" along with co-star and famous actress, Meryl Streep.

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The Devil Wears Prada may be the first movie to portray the inside works of a famous magazine company and show that many of these corporations work similarly to the way a dictatorship would.  Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep, is an all-out wicked ruler of the fashion magazine industry. Streep was able to play the role perfectly and really persuade us into feeling like she would end our careers if we made a mistake in her presence. When Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway,  first comes into the job interview, she has no idea of the back breaking venture she is about to endure. Just by entering the floor of Runway fashion magazine, Andy is able to get a glimpse of the inside works that go on to make the magazine run, and meets fellow assistant Emily, played by Emily Blunt, who gives her inside tips on how to succeed with Miranda. Andy is criticized all along the way as she tries to meet the needs of the demanding Miranda. Her job starts to break her outer shell, but never reaches her inner drive as Andy starts to dress with sensible style and works to meet the pounding requirements of the editor in chief. However, this job does begin to break apart her personal life, as she has no time for herself or her friends.   Andy also learns about the depths she’ll have to navigate to get to the top when an incident occurs and she is told to do something she doesn’t feel is right.  Will she stay at the top and work under Miranda forever or will Andy take down the tyrant of Runway and follow her writing dreams? The film was directed by David Frankel and written by Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Lauren Weisberger (novel).

Meryl Streep plays a key role in the drama-comedy, “The Devil Wears Prada”.

The movie was enjoyable to watch, and it was nice to see a strong female in the lead role, but at some points the scenes became slow and harder to pay attention to, such as during the relationship conflicts between Andy and Nate. Even if some scenes are slow, viewers can appreciate it for the way it portrays an ordinary individual triumphing over a grueling tyrant of a boss. Some of the high points were the prestige acting skills from Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway and also the costumes created by Patricia Field. Of course the actresses would need a good sense of style to portray their roles correctly as Runway workers, but Field was able to go over the top in a positive way and really bring the sense of fashion in the company to light.  

There are always some negatives in a film, even though The Devil Wears Prada didn’t have many.  The characters didn’t really develop as much as they might have. Miranda is an evil boss throughout the movie and only shows any feeling at one point when she shares that her and her husband may be seeking a divorce. Andy does change her style during the film due to her job position, but her feelings don’t really develop. She has the same ambition of becoming a journalist throughout the whole movie, which wasn’t a bad thing, but it would have been nice to see a little change in her actual character and not just her sense of style.

All in all, The Devil Wears Prada is a wonderful movie to watch multiple times. It is good for background noise while you binge-snack after a break up or just want to experience an entertaining comedy-drama with some friends. The movie receives an 8/10 stars and is definitely a watch again film.

 

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