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The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

David Frankel (2006)

104min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Meryl Streep plays the boss from hell in this glossy but shallow fashion industry satire. Demonstrating that less is indeed more, she quietly steals every scene as Miranda Priestly, the formidable editor of New York style magazine Runway, who routinely destroys egos and careers with just one softly spoken put-down or withering glance. It's a delicious, precise performance that reduces Anne Hathaway's aspiring journalist Andy Sachs to a crudely drawn, sitcom cliché, as she goofily struggles to meet Miranda's increasingly difficult demands after becoming her personal assistant. Though Andy's trials are never quite as cruel as in ex-US Vogue staffer Lauren Weisberger's source book, they're still as entertaining, boasting a similar exuberance to director David Frankel's earlier project, Sex and the City. Yet for all its colourful and catty observations, the film lacks genuine bite, skimming over key emotional issues and making a morally triumphant conclusion feel like a cop-out.

Summary

A woman with dreams of becoming a journalist takes a job as assistant to the editor of a prestigious fashion magazine - a position that should guarantee a bright future if she succeeds. Unfortunately, she has just signed up to work for the boss from hell, whose cruel personality and outrageous demands make her life a nightmare. Comedy drama, with Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt.

Cast & Crew

Miranda Priestly Meryl Streep
Andy Sachs Anne Hathaway
Nigel Stanley Tucci
Emily Emily Blunt
Christian Thompson Simon Baker (1)
Nate Adrian Grenier
Lilly Tracie Thoms
Doug Rich Sommer
James Holt Daniel Sunjata
Richard Barnes David Marshall Grant
Stephen James Naughton
Director David Frankel
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Guidance: Edited for language. Available on: Available on DVD and BluRay Released on: 6 Oct 2006

Comedy Drama

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