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Adding an extra dimension to Lauren Weisberger's bestselling novel, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA showcases Meryl Streep's knack for combining humour and sadness. While likely inspired by notorious VOGUE editor Anna Wintour, Streep's Miranda Priestly (head of Runway magazine) is entirely her own creation. Sporting silvery hair, a vast collection of fur coats, an encyclopedic knowledge of all things fashionable, and a killer smile, Miranda is full of wicked charm. With her mature beauty and commanding presence, Miranda is as fascinating to watch as she is intimidating to the constant rotation of assistants thrown her way. When bookish Northwestern grad Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) interviews to become Miranda's newest lackey, Miranda hires her not for her lacklustre wardrobe but for her intellect. Inside the pristine Runway offices, Andy suffers through a never-ending list of impossible tasks, and is the subject of constant harassment by Miranda's jealous first assistant (Emily Blunt). But to the dismay of her boyfriend (Adrian Grenier) and close friends, Andy slowly finds herself seduced by the glamorous world of fashion, and by Miranda herself. While Andy's transformation comes largely in the form of new designer clothing, the makeover is mental as well. What starts out as a firm belief in fashion's vapidity and in Miranda's heartlessness gradually fades into the suspicion that the boss-from-hell might just be hiding a soul. While the book demonised its title character, the film gives new depths to her wrath. As Andy trades her undergrad wardrobe for one packed with Prada and Chanel (with help from Stanley Tucci in a brilliant role), viewers are able to savour the work of costume designer Patricia Field. Together with director David Frankel (who also worked on SEX AND THE CITY), Field creates a world of fashion so wonderfully extreme it would be hard for anyone to resist.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805064158
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Oct 2006
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Comedy
Region
Region 2
Year
2006
Language
English
Studio
20th Century Fox
Runtime
105 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Devil Wears Prada
Release Year
2006
Running Time
106 min
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Based On A Novel / New York City / Theatrical Release
US Box Office
$124.7 million
Official Website
http://www.devilwearspradamovie.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.9
Rotten Tomatoes®
75% 76%
Metacritic
62
Synopsis
A drastic improvement on Lauren Weisberger‘s bestselling novel, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA showcases Meryl Streep's knack for combining humor and sadness. While likely inspired by notorious VOGUE editor Anna Wintour, Streep's Miranda Priestly (head of Runway magazine) is entirely her own creation. Sporting silvery hair, a vast collection of fur coats, an encyclopedic knowledge of all things fashionable, and a killer smile, Miranda is full of wicked charm. With her mature beauty and commanding presence, Miranda is as fascinating to watch as she is intimidating to the constant rotation of assistants thrown her way.

When bookish Northwestern grad Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) interviews to become Miranda's newest lackey, Miranda hires her not for her lackluster wardrobe but for her intellect. Inside the pristine Runway offices, Andy suffers through a never-ending list of impossible tasks, and is the subject of constant harassment by Miranda's jealous first assistant (Emily Blunt). But to the dismay of her boyfriend (Adrian Grenier) and close friends, Andy slowly finds herself seduced by the glamorous world of fashion, and by Miranda herself. While Andy's transformation comes largely in the form of new designer clothing, the makeover is mental as well. What starts out as a firm belief in fashion's vapidity and in Miranda's heartlessness gradually fades into the suspicion that the boss from hell might just be hiding a soul. While the book villainized its title character, the film gives new depths to her wrath. As Andy trades her undergrad wardrobe for one packed with Prada and Chanel (with help from Stanley Tucci in a brilliant role), viewers are able to savor the work of costume designer Patricia Field. Together with director David Frankel (who also worked on SEX AND THE CITY), Field creates a world of fashion so wonderfully extreme it would be hard for anyone to resist.
Notes
Theatrical Release: June 30, 2006
Poster
Poster for Devil Wears Prada
Cast & Crew
Director
David Frankel
Star
Meryl Streep / Simon Baker / Emily Blunt / Adrian Grenier / Anne Hathaway / Daniel Sunjata / Tracie Thoms / Stanley Tucci
Screenwriter
Aline Brosh McKenna
Source Writer
Lauren Weisberger / Author: Lauren Weisberger
Composer
Theodore Shapiro
Producer
Joseph M. Caracciolo / Wendy Finerman
Director of Photography
Florian Ballhaus
Editor
Mark Livolsi
Production Designer
Jess Gonchor
Costume Designer
Patricia Field
Movie Critics
Box Office
3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]mpressively free of black-and-white characterizations."
Christine James (1 Aug 2006, p.40)
Entertainment Weekly
"[W]e haven't seen our Meryl like this until now, relishing the role as if it were the swellest Best of Everything achievement award a 13-time Oscar nominee could receive." -- Grade: B
Lisa Schwarzbaum (30 Jun 2006, p.137)
New York Times
"[Ms. Streep's] perfectionism has rarely seemed so apt....[Ms. Blunt's performance] is a minor tour de force of smiling hostility."
A. O. Scott (30 Jun 2006, p.E1)
Premiere
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n appealing comedy....A series of engaging moments filled with beautifully dressed and extremely talented people."
Claire Evans (1 Jan 2007, p.106)
Rolling Stone
3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sinfully funny, deliciously glossy [film]....[Streep's] performance is a comic and dramatic tour de force."
Peter Travers (13 Jul 2006, p.125)
Sight and Sound
"[A] voyeuristic treat....Streep's performance is as supple as a kid glove, evoking both the loneliness and erotic charge of ultimate power..."
Liese Spencer (1 Oct 2006, p.52)
Total Film
3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real pleasure...is watching Meryl Streep brilliantly colour her glamorous gorgon with shadings of vulnerability..."
Neil Smith (1 Nov 2006, 36)
Ultimate DVD
3 stars out of 5 -- "This is a rare example of when an adaptation is superior to the novel..."
Natalie Braine (1 Mar 2007, p.104)
Wall Street Journal
"The devil gets her due in a movie that's leagues better than its source material....With the glorious Meryl Streep giving a nuanced performance in the title role."
Joanne Kaufman (28 Aug 2009, )