Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Ahhh....the vain and shallow world of the fashion industry. Isn't it just funny and ridiculous how they run around...pondering over which belt or which shoes will go with some dress...I mean who cares...they all look the same anyway. Or what colours are in this season...what type of tan to get...Or if big sunglasses are still cool. I think thats what I like most about the film...seeing them scurrying around over the smallest things...the behind the scenes look at the fashion industry/magazine were all interesting and funny at the same time. Plus I have to admit...the clothes all look very pretty and of course expensive. I actually like the scenes where we see Andy transforms from this awkward to a fashion forward girl.
Besides that...I thought Meryl Streep was just devillish as the mean, demanding, determined, ruthless, career obsessed, intimidating boss who expects almost always the impossible. To think that she never even screams her demands all she does is says it softly, slowly and coolly...in an icy cold tone... and poof...everyone runs around in panic mode to get whatever she wants done...You kinda wonder how people can have such a power over other people.
And not to forget,Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway is the protagonist of the film...the character is likeable as it should be ... the same though could not be said about her friends...they seem too me a tad annoying. Not at all supportive of her and her career choice...complaining bout the late hours and the boss from hell...shouldn't the one working the long hours complain more...go figure. I do question one thing though which is central to the plot....how is it ever possible for a girl who have no interest in fashion what so ever to even get a single interview with a fashion magazine? The same goes for Ugly Betty...i guess...logic plays little part.
Overall it was an enjoyable film.Some good acting by Meryl Streep. Pretty funny for the most part( especially the catty sarcastic remarks made by Nigel and Emily)...but I wouldn't consider it great. Hmm I think I'll give it 3/5