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The Devil Wears Prada

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 2006
  • David Frankel
  • 104 mins
  • PG

Summary

Fashion-industry satire based on Lauren Weisberger's novel, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. When unstylish college graduate Andy Sachs gets a job as the editor's assistant on New York fashion bible Runway, she thinks it's a short cut to achieving her dream journalism career. Unfortunately her boss, Miranda Priestly, is a dragon lady, who makes Andy's existence a living hell.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Meryl Streep plays the boss from hell in this glossy but shallow fashion industry satire, based on ex-US Vogue staffer Lauren Weisberger's bestselling memoir. Demonstrating that less is indeed more, Streep 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. Although it has a similar exuberance to director David Frankel's earlier TV project Sex and the City, the film lacks bite, skimming over key emotional issues and making a morally triumphant conclusion feel like a cop-out.

Credits

Cast

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Miranda PriestlyMeryl Streep
Andy SachsAnne Hathaway
NigelStanley Tucci
EmilyEmily Blunt
Christian ThompsonSimon Baker (1)
NateAdrian Grenier
LillyTracie Thoms
DougRich Sommer
James HoltDaniel Sunjata
Richard BarnesDavid Marshall Grant
StephenJames Naughton

Crew

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DirectorDavid Frankel

Details

Theatrical distributor
20th Century Fox
Released on
2006-10-06
Languages
English | French
Guidance
Edited for language.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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