The Devil Wears Prada – Review


The Devil Wears Prada is not the kind of movie i would normally choose to watch, that doesn’t mean its a bad movie though, its not. Running at a time of 109 minutes its not overly long and its not so short that your left wanting for more.

The story in the Devil Wears Prada is centered around Andy Sachs played by Anne Hathaway, and if you’ve ever worked with a maniac boss before you will feel some empathy for the lead character. The devil in the title is played by Meryl Streep and she plays it well, in just the right tone for the movie. The Film itself is set as you might have guessed from the title in the cutthroat world of fashion, where the women portrayed here seem to be bitchy and the men even bitchier.

So the basic setup of the story is that we follow Anne Hathaway who is trying to get by in a job in the fashion industry with aspirations of becoming a writer. This job is a just a temporary fix but it soon becomes more encompassing as she gets drawn into this world. Soon she notices that the more she hangs out with these people that she intially disliked, the more she starts to become like them and her friends recognize too, enter the temptations of money and glamour. This is the major force of the story, with a whole load of other sub elements thrown in, sure its a nicely put together movie that actually reminded me of movies from decades gone by.

So The Devil Wears Prada isnt a bad movie, alas it has no car chases and no fight scenes but its not a total washout, Meryl Streep got an oscar nomination for it and the movie itself has racked up 23 award nominations in total and the acting was fairly solid and likeable throughout.