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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Devil Wears Prada Movie Review


Starring: Anne Hatthaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt and Adrian Grenier

Directed by David Frankel


Based on the best-selling book by Lauren Weisberger and based on her true account of assisting the real-life editor of Vogue Magazine, the movie DEVIL WEARS PRADA from 20th Century Fox is a very succesful film in its own right.

Although it will attract mostly young women and lovers of the book on opening weekend, the film does have enough appeal to merit viewing by those who have little or no interest in the fashion business or men. Being someone who has very little personal interest in the fashion business and a man, I found myself able to enjoy the brilliant performance by Meryl Streep as Runaway Magazine Editor in Chief Miranda Priestley.

Furthermore, I was charmed by Anne Hathaway's performance as Andy Sachs. A role of the newbie to New York who is given a shot that millions would kill for and learns to embrace the job and then herself in the process. Sure, it's a coming of age story and we've seen movies like this before, but the - it's so crazy it has to be true- accuracy of what Andy's character has to go through as an assistant is funny, sad, pathetic and interesting enough to keep your attention for the two hour movie's duration.

Working in the film business myself, I was an assistant in my past life and had to do a lot of similar tasks and deal with difficult personalities. It's part of the paying of dues and I think very important in the grand scheme of things. If you never worked for a monster before, you can A) Never become a monster yourself- how would you know how to torment others? and B) Never know how to become a non-monster if you so choose to.

Regardless of the choice you make in life, the movie is worth seeing. Sure, there is the unbelievability that Adrian Grenier would be dating an Andy Sachs character. But this is a movie for girls, and girls like to have the fantasy that the good looking guy on Entourage will be their stay-at-home boyfriend who waits on their beckon call....


At 11:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That would be "beck and call."

Is English your first language?


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