The Devil Wears Prada
DVD Reviews | Dec 6th, 2006
Starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker
Written By: Aline Brosh McKenna
Directed By: David Frankel
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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Did you ever work a job in your life where it was complete hell and the people that you worked for made it so difficult you wanted to quit? Well take appreciation in watching Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Hathaway plays Andy, a college graduate who is out to prove herself to the working community and better yet, try and make it in the NY Fashion industry. Going to college as a writer has not prepared her for what she would face along her journey as a personal assistant to one of New York’s biggest Magazine editors, Miranda Priestly (Streep.) Excellent casting, with an interesting story, and even though girls will like it more than guys, one can sympathize with Andy that her boss and job suck.
Andy just graduated college and is looking for a nice job to spring board her journalism career, and with that comes an interview with Runway Magazine. Not knowing anything about the Fashion industry, Runway Magazine, or who she may be working for, Andy is laughed at by all in the office. That includes Miranda Priestly, one of New York’s premier Fashion Magazine Editors. Surprisingly, Miranda finds something intriguing about Andy, even though everyone thinks otherwise, and hires her to be her second assistant. Emily (Emily Blunt) is her 1st assistant and has been for years now, but is not getting anywhere. Emily aspires to be Miranda and dresses that way as well. Cold, and snotty, Emily never warms up to Andy because of the jealousy of Miranda taking interest in Andy taking over the number one spot. So the typical stuff happens as far as Andy’s treatment from Miranda.
I guess it’s the typical “Test the determination” of the assistant. I know working as an intern in the music business reminded me of Miranda and some of my old bosses of past. “Go get this, do this, listen to this, do this, this and this.” Plus you get paid nothing or a little bit for the amount of crap you put up with. By the end of the movie, Andy’s will to be in the fashion industry is tested and she has to make up her mind whether to continue or not. Everyone has decisions in life to make just like Andy.
I have to say both Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway were great in the movie. Every time Streep is in a movie I think back to Seinfeld. “Oh that Meryl Streep is such a phony baloney.” I wonder if she is a witch like most of her characters she plays. Anyway, she was great as Miranda Priestly and Anne Hathaway was a babe. Oh, she was a good actress as well. The DVD also have the typical extras on DVDs like deleted scenes, a gag reel, and a making of Featurette discussing the transition from Book to Film and audio commentary by the crew. Overall, I enjoyed the film a lot.
-Over 20 minutes of deleted scenes!
-Commentary by Director David Frankel, Producer Wendy Finerman, Costume Designer Patricia Field, Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna, Editor Mark Livolsi and Director of Photography Florian Balhaus
-A Trip to the Big Screen Featurette and much, much more!
-ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
-ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo CC
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: Interview with Miranda, Running Errands, Paris
Running Time: 109 minutes