The Devil Wears Prada

6.91 h 49 min2006X-RayPG-13
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.
David Frankel
Anne HathawayMeryl StreepAdrian Grenier
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Tracie ThomsStanley TucciEmily BluntSimon BakerRebecca MaderDaniel SunjataJames NaughtonGisele BundchenEric SeltzerRich SommerStephanie SzostakSarah RaffertyColleen DengelSuzanne Dengel
Wendy Finerman
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Reader XReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Great performances, especially by Meryl Streep
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There are a lot of good parts to this fluffy comedy (performances by Streep, Blunt and Hathaway are faultless). But it gets sort of muddled what message Hathaway's character is supposed to be sending/receiving. First, she's a giant baby going into a job interview with no idea about the company, and an even more giant baby to whine incessantly about the demands of the job once she (against all probability) gets it. Yes, Meryl Streep plays a demanding and often mean boss. So what? As Hathaway's character herself argues, if a man did the same things, people wouldn't care because he was brilliant at his job. But in spite of that epiphany, Hathaway caves in to the FAR MORE IMPORTANT whims of her ridiculous boyfriend and leaves her job so she will have more free time to celebrate his birthdays, or something. She learns the all important lesson that not caring about fashion or your job is more noble, gives away all her nice clothes, and throws away her cell phone. (How does an unemployed journalism major afford a decent apartment in NYC, and also have the luxury of such expensive whims? Unexplained). Anyway, if you can ignore that absurd messaging and just want to watch Streep be amazing, go for it.
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Craig OwensReviewed in the United States on July 12, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Modern Day Classic That Hits Close to Home
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Having worked in the entertainment business, I can relate to much of this film. My having to call up Coca-Cola plants to find Diet Coke in a glass bottle for a movie director who only drinks Diet Coke from a glass bottle is only one of many Herculean (and ultimately thankless) tasks I've had to accomplish. Also my suffering the defeat of having the director drink Diet Coke from a can because I purchased the wrong sized glass bottles. Lol. Yes, people can be monsters while still being human at the same time. Meryl Streep gives a masterful performance as the ultimate fashion diva, despite her character not having a character arc. Anne Hathaway, on the other hand, has a character arc. This allows her to sparkle in this film as her overworked assistant. Overall, this movie covers the life of modern-day workaholic tyrants and the employees who are all-too-willing willing to become slaves to them out of fear of missing out on a promotion that may never come. It is funny, intelligent...and worthy of its modern-day classic status.
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ZKReviewed in the United States on July 21, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
15 years later, I finally understand the brilliance of this film
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I first watched this film as a young person when it came out in 2006. Yes, I enjoyed it then, namely for the humor, wit, and stellar acting. It didn't, however, pack that proverbial punch of a truly brilliant film. 15 years later, I finally see its brilliance. In these intervening 15 years, like many, I've climbed the career ladder, given way to selfish ambition, experienced personal loss as the result of my greed, and needed to do "what was necessary" in order survive and thrive. All of these themes are prevalent in the film. The ending of the movie is what makes it extraordinary: when Miranda--genuinely--smiles at Andy for her strength, resilience, and commitment to HER truth. Some people have opined that Miranda smiled because she saw a younger version of herself in Andy. While that may be partially true, I think it has more to do with the fact that even Miranda--at her age and professional stature--could still be surprised with how an individual who could have seemingly "had it all" chose to forsake it for the sake of self dignity. So, instead of a smile of nostalgia, it was a smile of true admiration, which shifts the entire arc of the film in a brilliant and impactful way.
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Saver125Reviewed in the United States on August 11, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Behind the Scenes at Runway
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The Devil Wears Prada was an excellent movie with a top notch cast of actors and actresses including Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Simon Baker, Steve Tucci and all the other actors as well for their brilliant performances. Andy, played by Anne Hathaway, takes a job at a fashion magazine called Runway for a boss played by Meryl Streep and she has limited knowledge about the inner workings of the fashion industry. She needed to learn quickly to survive. Meryl Streep, the boss, was very demanding since she strived for perfection at the Runway Magazine. Andy was called Emily in this production by the boss and learned that working for the Runway Magazine was almost a 24 seven job and she soon realized her social life and friends, family and boyfriend, were no longer priority over the work needed to fulfill this job. That wasn't taken well by people she cared about dearly. To fit into the scene, she needed a change of attitude and wardrobe to reflect the environment she was working in. If you want to know more about how this movie plays out and ends you may want to watch it. It doesn't disappoint.
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joel wingReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Conformity is the prices of success in this very predictable movie
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The opening credits and first scene of Devil Wears Prada lays out the dilemma for Andy (Anne Hathaway). She gets a job as the assistant to the editor in chief of Runway magazine Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep). The other women who work there dress to impress. They go to work in taxis or chauffeured cars. Andy on the other hand puts on what she has and takes the subway. She finds that Miranda is feared by the entire staff, acts like a dictator, and now she’s going to have to work with her every day.

The movie puts Andy in a very predictable situation. The question is whether the story will do anything new with her character? Unfortunately it doesn’t. Andy gets over worked, feels unappreciated and has a breakdown. What’s her answer? To conform and outdo all the other women at the magazine by getting her hair re-done and wearing designer clothes. She works even harder to meet Priestly’s every whim. Only by becoming like everyone else at the company can she get ahead. It costs her though, and you can guess where that leads.

Unless this is a satire of corporate America where women have to sacrifice their social lives and other things in order to succeed especially when competing with men than this is a very predictable story.
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TalguyReviewed in the United States on October 6, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
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Meryl Streep delivers. Devilishly funny, witty and sharp. I bought it as a gift for my wife. She used to be a Department Manager in a high end store in Beverly Hills back in the day. She had bosses like the character Meryl Streep portrayed and often fought hard to keep from becoming that type of person herself. She loved the life, the clothes, the perks and the job. Hated the hours, and incessant non-stop demands from rude/over privileged customers and unrealistic expectations from out of touch bosses; all of whom lived in a snobby socio-economic environment my wife could not afford at the time as a single working girl struggling to pay rent in L.A. but was forced to 'fit into' due to the nature of her job. The movie brought back lots of memories for her. I enjoyed seeing it myself as there were some funny bits and great shots of Europe, New York and other places.
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Sheryl FechterReviewed in the United States on July 28, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
"I'm Just One Stomach Flu Away From My Goal Weight" - Emily
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It is interesting, to say the least, that we seem to have an Aristocracy, an Elite... an Establishment which is regarded as the billion dollar Fashion Industry. Where women outwardly make themselves into whom they are not. They work tirelessly to get into impossible sizes, fitting into and owning the 'latest' styles of fashion and running the gamut of changes to their appearance, their credit & status to prove they are fully able to. When this began, if there was a certain beginning, this has since always been: the total conformity of a woman's Look. This film proves to poke more humorous holes into this theory - of having to live up to the bar constantly raising and petty ideals with Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) who now works for the Editor-in-Chief, Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep), of 'Runway' Magazine. She is the new second assistant to Miranda with the first assistant being Emily (Emily Blunt). Andy is responsible for running an important portion of the office and looking the part of the Gold Standard of upscale fashion. Miranda Priestly is regarded as modern-day Royalty in the Industry and the office staff is in obvious fear of her disapproval of which Miranda revels in this role. Meryl Streep totally takes hold of Miranda's personality with obvious self-righteousness over anything in her path, family and all. Her portrayal is a delight to behold.

Things progress in the office from Andy's introduction in dowdy plaid skirts with mismatched lumpy sweaters to the latest in Prada, Chanel and Hermes - thanks to the essential influence of the overseeing stylist of the office, Nigel (Stanley Tucci). He transforms Andy (aka "Pygmalion", "My Fair Lady", etc.) into a woman straight out of Runway magazine itself along with bolstering her new appreciation for her career. Will this soon go to her head with her new importance and status at Runway or will she be able to temper her new inner-drive in the direction of a new and untried self-fulfillment?

The Devil Truly Does Wear Prada here in Miranda Priestly who would sacrifice absolutely anything to undermine, sabotage or take over when the going gets tough for her personally and for her office/magazine. She is intimidating, manipulative and horribly critical as a boss, however, she never raises her voice above an almost whisper giving demands, opinions or criticisms. No shrinking violet whatsoever here. How would Andy fare with a life outside of this Industry; this career that has now made her a rising star and trusted ingenue? Or, will she be more likely to favor what she has grown so great at in a world of compromise?
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L. EadsReviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Class movie
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Loved everything about this movie. Great actors, great plot and beautiful clothes! Anne Hathaway is a total delight, as is Emily Blunt. Meryl Streep does a magnificent job of playing the diva Miranda, who runs a high fashion magazine. This is one of those movies that's so good, you want to watch it over and over. Must add it to my cd stash.
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