MOVIE REVIEW: The Devil Wears Prada 2006
Naive young journalist Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) applies for an assistant job at one of New York's top fashion magazines, Runway. The job would require her to be at the beck and call of bitchy (but fab) fashion editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).To her surprise and to the surprise of the current assistant Emily (Emily Blunt), she gets it. Once Andy starts working, she is constantly ridiculed by both Miranda and Emily about her fashion sense and her work ethic. She finds a friend in Nigel (Stanley Tucci), the assistant fashion editor of the magazine. He becomes somewhat of a fairy godfather to Andy, helping her step up her game in the fashion sense department. With her new look and attitude, Andy is ready to show boss-from-hell Miranda that she is more than capable of being an invaluable assistant. Miranda's impossible demands start to take over Andy's personal life and she often puts her family and friends, including live-in love Nate(Adrian Grenier) on the backburner. Meanwhile, there is a coveted trip to Paris for Fashion Week hanging over the heads of Andy and Emily and Emily believes she is a shoo-in to accompany Miranda on the trip. But surprise! The trip is handed over to Andy on a silver platter. In Paris, Andy discovers that another magazine editor is out to steal Miranda's job. Will Miranda become the baddest old broad in the unemployment line or will Andy play Captain Save-a-Bitch and rescue Miranda's job? No more spoilers from me y'all!
*Yawn* I put off seeing this movie for a long time. I just knew it would be the same predictable Hollywood fodder and I was right. They didn't even try to include any cool twists to make the film less predictable. It's the typical ugly girl becomes pretty and the toast of the town. Ugly/pretty girl experiences conflicts of interests with friends and family and wonders in the end if it was all worth it. Maybe I'm too jaded but this is what I got out of this. Not to mention, it was overly moralistic. Just tell me a great story dammit, I don't need a lesson in morality. The real star of this movie were the clothes and Meryl Streep's white lacefront wig...the wig should get an Oscar nomination by itself haha! Meryl is a great actress and never disappoints so I wasn't surprised that she did a good job in this film. Stanley Tucci is another fine actor that never disappoints. Anne Hathaway bores me to tears, she just doesn't do it for me. Emily Blunt as the snarky English assistant Emily was pretty funny. Do I think Meryl Streep deserves an Oscar nomination for this? No. Overall I'd say this is a good film for those who like typical cineplex crap-a-doody but it is not a film I will be adding to my library. This film is rated PG-13, so you can watch it with your loyal dog Rover and dear old grandma alike.
VERDICT: 2 Soul Claps
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