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Saturday, October 07, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

(I love the poster for this film. It's very modern and glossy but very simple. Unfortunately the pictures aren't working, AGAIN. So have look at it here:

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Dir: David Frankel
Starring: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt.

The Devil Wears Prada is a comedy drama about young, fresh-faced Andrea Sachs who wants to be a big-shot journalist and gets a job as 2nd assistant to Miranda Priestly, editor-in-chief of Runway magazine and queen of the New York fashion scene. Miranda is cold, ruthless and cynical, and is based on legendary editor of Vogue, Anna Wintour. Anyway, Andy is completely out of her depth, knowing extremely little about fashion and utterly unprepared for the demands of her new boss. But somehow she gets caught-up into the glamorous and cut-throat world of fashion, losing a boyfriend and gaining a chic new look on the way.

The film is in some ways a typical romcom (although actually it's not a romcom since there's not much romance in it) but is also very sleek, modern and witty. The writing is brilliant and is extremely funny, as well as moral without being preachy. The editing, especially in the opening sequence, is excellent and the cinematography makes everything look extremely 21st century (yes, I know that's because it IS the 21st century, but you get what I mean.). There are also great shots of New York and Paris. The film moves along at a pretty speedy pace, which stops it from getting tedious.

The performances are superb. Meryl Streep is, of course, brilliant. There is a reason why she's practically the most respected actress in Hollywood. She makes the character of Miranda very human and quite believable, without compromising any of her coldness. Anne Hathaway is a very talented actress and is just right for the role. Stanley Tucci is lovable and funny as always. he best performance, I thought, was from Emily Blunt, who plays Miranda's other assistant Emily. She is hilariously funny but also very uptight and hostile, and can make the audience crack up with just a look or hand gesture. She steals practically every scene she's in.

The whole film was very well-made, and provides a fascinating look inside the fashion industry. It is true, most guys probably wouldn't be very interested in seeing it, but everyone else should. It's worth it.


Talliestar xxx

Andy: You look so... thin.
Emily: Really? Thanks. I'm on a new diet for Paris. I don't eat aything at all and then when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese... I'm only one stomach flu away from my goal weight.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

yup.the show's great. somehow i link it to Click, the movie starring Adam Sandler. it tells us to revert to our own principles and and not to abandon them for any other things, eg money, fame etc

jonfoo a.k.a. metajoker

8:24 AM  
Blogger talliestar said...

Hi, thanks for coming to my blog. I really want to see Click, but I don't think I'll be able to find anyone who wants to go with me!

8:29 AM  

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