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The Devil Wears Prada

Release Date: June 30, 2006

I'm the princess now, bitch.

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17/68 Michael Bentley Good, biting performances from Streep and Hathaway. Too predictable though.
17/47 Amanda Jones Charming in many ways. Anne Hathaway looks downright cartoonish, though.
21/65 Kim Hollis Streep is fantastic, which makes the difference in a movie that has its hypocritical moments.
24/52 Les Winan Meryl Streep is just unbelievably good, as always. Anne Hathaway is surprisingly good. It's always nice to see Aquaman take other roles.
36/76 Dan Krovich Hathaway's one note performance can't keep up with Streep.
67/159 David Mumpower Forget Meryl Streep. Anne Hathaway is exceptional here. The movie is a bit too girly for me, but its quality is unmistakable.

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Chick lit has become an industry unto itself in the publishing business. Every week, another one of these books hits the shelves, and they frequently have the commonality of a heroine who is spunky, fun and in some sort of personal crisis. In recent years, such work has led to films like In Her Shoes, Must Love Dogs, and the upcoming adaptation of The Nanny Diaries.

The Devil Wears Prada became popular when author Lauren Weisberger wrote a book loosely based on her own experiences as assistant to mighty Vogue editor Anna Wintour. Weisberger's fictional alter ego is recent Brown graduate Andrea Sachs. She's quaintly unfashionable and has the lofty aspiration of becoming a writer at the New Yorker within a year. Realizing that she'll have to work her way through the ranks, she accepts the job of assistant to Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway and the most respected/feared woman in fashion. Unfortunately, Andrea's experience tends less toward writing and rising through the ranks than picking up laundry, grabbing hot lattes, interviewing potential nannies, and nabbing the newest Harry Potter book before it's even in stores.

The film's two lead roles are marvelously cast, with Anne Hathaway breaking away from her Princess Diaries set to move up to a slightly higher age group. The monster boss is portrayed by none other than perennial Academy Award nominee Meryl Streep, who will almost certainly have a blast with the role. Come awards time, the voters might simply be choosing between her work in this project or Streep's other June film, A Prairie Home Companion. (Kim Hollis/BOP)


Vital statistics for The Devil Wears Prada
Main Cast Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Stanley Tucci
Supporting Cast Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier
Director David Frankel
Screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna
Distributor Twentieth Century Fox
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
RT http://www.rottentomatoes.comm/the_devil_wears_prada/
Official Site http://www.devilwearspradamovie.com/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 109 minutes
Screen Count 2,847
Awards Awards page for The Devil Wears Prada
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture


     


 
 

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