Thursday, March 8, 2007

Review - The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada is not the kind of movie i would normally watch, Running at a time of 109 minutes its not to long and its not to short. If you've ever worked with a complete maniac boss before you will feel some empathy for the lead character Andy Sachs played by Anne Hathaway. The devil in the title is played by Meryl Streep and she does play it well in the right tone for the movie. The Film itself is set as you should be able to tell from the title in the cutthroat world of fashion where the women are bitches and the men are bitchier meoww!

so in The Devil Wears Prada 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 in. 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 tempation 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, personally though i still found it wasnt quite up my street.

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