Evelyn GoughIn the Picture
The Devil Wears Prada
Directed by David Frankel
Think youve got the boss from hell? Wait until you met Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep)! As head honcho of Runaway Magazine shes the most powerful woman in fashion and doesnt she know it. Designers, assistants, models... no-one is safe from this Prada-clad she-devil. She can make or break any career and theres a trail of size zero corpses in her wake to prove it.
Despite this, a million young women in New York would kill to be her assistant. But are all the free designer frocks, free Manolos (thats a type of fancy smancy shoe, in case you were wondering) and free trips to Paris (the city! Not the Hilton heiress!) worth all the grief and stress?
Thats the question college graduate Andy Sachs (The Princess Diaries Anne Hathaway, all grown up) has to ask herself. Shes moved to New York with the intention of becoming a serious journalist, only problem is, no serious newspapers or journals are hiring.
So despite the fact she cant tell her Dolce from her Gabbana and she couldnt give a stuff if charcoal is the new black, she decides to apply for the job as Mirandas assistant. After all, it could be a way to meet other magazine moguls. Or so she hopes! But does this mean going over to the dark side? Will our sweet, goofy, highly-principled Andy become just another brainless glamazon? Much to the horror of her best friends and boyfriend (scrumptious Adrian Grenier) this appears to be the case. Is it too late? Is she lost to them forever?
This is a chick flick with class. After all, it stars the fabulous Meryl Streep as the worlds bitchiest boss and shes terrific. But The Devil Wears Prada is chock full of fantastic actors. Theres the wonderful Stanley Tucci and out own hunk-from-down-under Simon Baker. And of course Anne Hathaway, who is perfect in the role of Andy.
The Devil Wears Prada is not only entertaining but also gives a fascinating glimpse into a world the majority of us know little about. The acting is great, the clothes are gorgeous, the stress is at maximum. Relax guys, youre not curing cancer.
The perfect girls-night-out movie.