The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

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The Devil Wears Prada
Based on the best-seller by Wiesberger, who denies writing it as a poison-pen letter to her former boss: Vogue magazine's notoriously difficult editor-in-chief Anna Wintourthe.

Story follows aspiring journalist Andrea (Hathaway), a small-town girl in her first job out of college, who tries to navigate the waters of the high-powered fashion magazine world - while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss, Miranda Priestly (the great & hilarious Streep, in a highly praised performance).

"Does it bite the fashion hand that feeds it? You bet. But it also pays due respect to the artful details turning the wheels of an industry that only seems frivolous. There's no doubt Andy learns much from watching Miranda at work, even with all the insults and fool's errands" Rolling Stone.
2006Rating: PG, Mild coarse language109 minsUSA
ComedyDrama
Director:
David Frankel (tv's 'Sex And The City', 'Band Of Brothers')
Writer:
Aline Brosh McKenna
Cast:
Meryl StreepAnne HathawayEmily BluntStanley TucciAdrian Grenier
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Cruella de Streep

I was kinda expecting SEX IN THE CITY meets ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and this certainly is a film that's proud to wear its "chick flic" credentials openly on its designer sleeve. However, unlike SEX IN THE CITY, this has a sparkling script and a wonderful Cruella Deville central performance from Meryl Streep. At times sappy, silly and sentimental with...

3.0
0

Review

Glamorous, but not very interesting.

2.0
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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Everyone knows that Meryl Streep is the high priestess of drama, but she never gets enough credit for her comedy skills. That should change with The Devil Wears Prada, a sinfully funny, deliciously glossy take on the 2003 best seller by Lauren Weisberger...

3.0
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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A fashion-mag procedural that thinks itself a cautionary tale... Streep, so stupendously funny at times that she nearly salvages the whole thing...

2.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An easily digested spoof, in the style of a grown-up Mean Girls. Andy's seduction by a world she initially rejects as superficial gives the film depth. And with its strong ensemble cast, witty script and eye-candy apparel, The Devil Wears Prada is the hottest trend of the season...

4.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Takes place in the world of haute couture. That sums up the movie. Otherwise it would be another boss from hell movie. But what delicious fun Streep and her conspirators have with that world...

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This smart and funny creation is not just wish-fulfilment for the Sex And The City generation — it’s a Wall Street for the 21st century...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

With exquisitely understated comic delivery, Streep manages to lift her stereotypical bitchy boss to a higher realm, and this formulaic flick along with her...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

It's a shame that Frankel ties pretty bows around the story in the end and it could have had more bite. Still what he does reveal about the fashion biz holds a morbid fascination. Understated moments like the withering once-over Andy is subjected to during her interview with Miranda are classic. Hathaway is an endearing foil, but it's Streep strutting her best stuff that really ties it all together...

4.0
0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Everyone knows that Meryl Streep is the high priestess of drama, but she never gets enough credit for her comedy skills. That should change with The Devil Wears Prada, a sinfully funny, deliciously glossy take on the 2003 best seller by Lauren Weisberger...

3.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

A fashion-mag procedural that thinks itself a cautionary tale... Streep, so stupendously funny at times that she nearly salvages the whole thing...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

An easily digested spoof, in the style of a grown-up Mean Girls. Andy's seduction by a world she initially rejects as superficial gives the film depth. And with its strong ensemble cast, witty script and eye-candy apparel, The Devil Wears Prada is the hottest trend of the season...

4.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Takes place in the world of haute couture. That sums up the movie. Otherwise it would be another boss from hell movie. But what delicious fun Streep and her conspirators have with that world...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

This smart and funny creation is not just wish-fulfilment for the Sex And The City generation — it’s a Wall Street for the 21st century...

4.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

With exquisitely understated comic delivery, Streep manages to lift her stereotypical bitchy boss to a higher realm, and this formulaic flick along with her...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

It's a shame that Frankel ties pretty bows around the story in the end and it could have had more bite. Still what he does reveal about the fashion biz holds a morbid fascination. Understated moments like the withering once-over Andy is subjected to during her interview with Miranda are classic. Hathaway is an endearing foil, but it's Streep strutting her best stuff that really ties it all together...

4.0
0

Cruella de Streep

I was kinda expecting SEX IN THE CITY meets ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS and this certainly is a film that's proud to wear its "chick flic" credentials openly on its designer sleeve. However, unlike SEX IN THE CITY, this has a sparkling script and a wonderful Cruella Deville central performance from Meryl Streep. At times sappy, silly and sentimental...

3.0
0

Review

Glamorous, but not very interesting.

2.0
0