The Devil Wears Prada

DVD - 2006
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Devil Wears Prada
Miranda, editor of "Runway" magazine, is a terror to everyone around her. Her first assistant strives to please her, but can't quite pull it off. Enter Andy, a young woman who knows nothing of the fashion industry and has never read the magazine. Nonetheless, Miranda, hires her as second assistant. When Miranda demands that she obtain the next unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, it forces Andy to dig it up in order to please her boss. With the help of one of the magazine's fashion editors, she gets a complete makeover and new security, and as she is whisked away to Paris with Miranda, Andy faces all of the glamor that could be hers and is forced to make the decision of where she wants to be in her life.

Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2006
Edition: Widescreen ed
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE D
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Oct 16, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Uch--I had such issues with this movie. Loved the performances, including the wonderful Stanley Tucci as the wise and witty Nigel, the appealing Anne Hathaway as the beleaguered newcomer Andy, Emily Blunt as the hapless, hard-bitten assistant and gatekeeper, "Emily," and, especially, the towering Meryl Streep as the feared fashion Editor-Goddess Miranda Priestley.

But what exactly were we supposed to take away from this film and the conflicts between Andy and Miranda? That naive and decent Andy was the "better" of the two? At the film's end I silently wished Andy well as I watched her come to a decision about her future. But I couldn't help feeling that Miranda and the tough lessons she had been forced to learn about career, love, motherhood and marriage were being given short shrift; our sympathies were supposed to be for the youthful Andy.

Which is annoying. Because Streep could have played Miranda as a cold, unfeeling bitch and left it at that but of course she doesn't. She lets us see, through Andy's wide eyes, the dignity, pain and vulnerability of the aging, lonely woman under the sophistication, hard glamour and high accomplishment. She teaches Andy important things, even when she doesn't mean to, whether Andy wants the lessons or not. Miranda's life is both an inspiration and a cautionary tale.

I didn't like the total lack of support Andy gets from her best friend Lily (Tracie Thoms) who after all was also striving to make something of herself in that biggest and most competitive of American cities. And her boyfriend Nate (Adrian Grenier) was a whining, self-absorbed jerk who seemed to have no patience or understanding for the growing pains Andy endures as she attempts to navigate the demands of a glamorous but impossible job. If anything he seemed jealous of her dedication and determination to rise to the occasion. (Sweetie, you can do better than this, I kept thinking.)

"The Devil Wears Prada." I loved it. I hated it. I'd watch it again someday.

I recommend it.

Dec 14, 2013

I work for a boss like this. Hope my story will have a happy ending too.

Dec 11, 2013
  • m_ajohnson rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

boring except for Meryl Streep

Apr 26, 2013

great moive really showes a good message

Mar 02, 2013
  • agw88 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Meryl Streep is perfect. That's all.

Aug 13, 2012
  • alzenailie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great, hilarious and a phenomenally well done movie. It's a great way to look at how some pre-madonnas really act. I loved it, but I thought the ending could use some work. I think Meryl Streep (who I personally love) is great in the movie and it's funny to see her as a pre-madonna. Anne Hathaway was very good as well. I highly recommend it.

Jul 30, 2012
  • oluja rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Good film, with some original and funy scene. It is a light movie perfect if you want to watch something not serious.

May 14, 2012

i would like a pack of marlboro method ultra light 100 in the box please

Sep 02, 2011
  • ms_mustard rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

best if you watch this in conjunction with THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, a documentary about the real and the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour.

Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This wasn't a bad movie, but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it again. If your looking for something to watch to kill some time this movie is for you.

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Aug 13, 2012
  • alzenailie rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Sep 08, 2011
  • Athena48 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 31, 2011
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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.


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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.


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Jul 31, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Andy Sachs: So none of the girls here eat anything?
Nigel: Not since two became new four and zero became the new two.
Andy Sachs: Well, I'm a six...
Nigel: Which is the new fourteen.

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