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Movie Review: The Devil Wears Prada

November 4, 2006 Leave a comment Go to comments

A screen adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s 2003 novel by the same name, this comedy-drama movie stars the snow white gurl, Anne Hathaway, as a fresh university grad who managed to get a jobs as an assistant to the powerful fashion mag editor, Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.

The Devil Wears Prada

An entertaining movie minus the hero-flying-around, guns-firing-aimlessly, mouth-opening-stunts… An innovative insight into the glamour world coupled with a few twists and turns, this movie makes a perfect recipe for a fine weekend date (unfortunately I didn’t watch it on a date hehehe) 🙂 The story is a tale of Andrea Sachs “Andy” who fresh out of college hopes to work her way to The New Yorker / Vanity Fair but somehow lands a cherry gig as a personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the chief editor of Runway mag n the goddess of the fashion world. She dares to put up with the eccdntric and humiliating requests of her boss since she’s been told that itz the best way to pursue her eventual dream of being a serious writer… everything about how Andy behaves and reacts seems to come off suprisingly fresh and well-thought-of. The best part I like about the movie is that everyone here is human… everyone is fair game and everyone is equally hilarious.

Having not seen Hathaway before (atleast she didn’t register in my mind even if I’d watched her), she’s done pretty well here… but then Meryl Streep was a touch better. A perfect cruel, hitler-like boss… with that subtle menace and callous nature. For the gurls, itz a no-brainer… but has all that they want (fashion, designer stuff, guys…). So, get out of the sun and visit the devil!!!!

As an after thought, the first thing I cud hear myself saying after getting out of the movie hall was “What the hell? Ain’t I living the same life?” Not that my bosses are as cruel as Streep comes on in the movie nor the fact that I hate doing such a job… but the fact that in my job which thankfully only a hundred-others would die to get, one gets all the perks and the hoopla I would have dreamt of but closer look reveals a priority mismatch possibility… career overtaking family. Alas, this is how life is!! And me waiting for that moment of realization (like Andy in the end of the movie) when I am forced to make a choice between these. Until then, itz fun n party time 🙂

For more on the movie, visit the movie page.

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  1. Jenie
    November 4, 2006 at 11:10 am

    Hey Mo’

    Welcome back to the blogging wurld… sum of us really missed u arnd… I m sure others agree;)…

    even if its jes another one of ur movie reviews or a work journey recap!!! get it goin pal!!

    neways lemme know whens the time for “brief respite with some J’escapades”… chow!!

    Pl talk to my PA (hoping you know the no. 😉 hehe) and set it up…

    t c buddy
    rgds
    Jenie

  2. November 4, 2006 at 11:14 am

    @ Jenie

    Yes ma’m… rite on the job!!! [LOL]

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