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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  30 June 2006 (USA)
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A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine.

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In New York, the simple and naive just-graduated in journalism Andrea Sachs is hired to work as the second assistant of the powerful and sophisticated Miranda Priestly, the ruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andrea dreams to become a journalist and faces the opportunity as a temporary professional challenge. The first assistant Emily advises Andrea about the behavior and preferences of their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helps Andrea to dress more adequately for the environment. Andrea changes her attitude and behavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with her boyfriend Nate, her family and friends. In the end, Andrea learns that life is made of choices. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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magazine | fashion | friend | job | editor | See All (175) »

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High fashion, low cunning - and the boss from hell. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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30 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo viste a la moda  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$117,777 (South Africa) (17 November 2006)

Gross:

$124,732,962 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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Many fashion designers allowed their clothes and accessories to be used in the film, making it the most expensively-costumed film in history. See more »

Goofs

At 39:41 of the film, Andy is seen entering the Spring Street 6 train (subway) uptown on a train that says downtown only. Immediately after this in the same sequence she is exiting the 51 Street 6 train downtown stop. This would have been impossible on two fronts, since she would not be able to get uptown from Spring Street to 51st on a downtown train and furthermore surely would not have exited at the downtown stop at 51st street if coming from Spring. See more »

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Referenced in Bahay mo ba 'to: The Devil Wears Pula (2006) See more »

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Vato Loco
(2006)
Written by Happy Sanchez (as H. Sanchez), Karl Perazzo (as K. Perazzo), and M. Pinate
Performed by Latin Soul Syndicate
Courtesy of Lovecat Music
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Better than Expected
15 June 2006 | by (San Diego, CA) – See all my reviews

I got a chance to see a sneak preview, and it was better than expected. First, I have to say that I've never read the book. My friend who saw it with me read it, and she said that the movie was pretty faithful to the book.

The movie stars Anne Hathaway, a writer who winds up applying for, and getting the second assistant position to the Editor-in-Chief of THE fashion magazine called "Runway." Her boss is played by the always fantastic Meryl Streep. While she gets less screen time in the movie, her mean looks and bitchy attitude makes her character stick with you. Also, the movie does give you some soft moments to make her a little more sympathetic than she was portrayed in the novel (or so my friend told me). I do wonder whether or not this movie would've worked if Meryl's character was male instead of female.

I won't bore you with the other plot details because it was actually fun to not know how it unravels. Without the novel to go by, it was fun to figure out what bad thing was going to happen to her next. I do have to say that the movie has achieved the balance of being cute but not corny. You also get to understand why she just takes it all instead of just quitting to begin with. It's funny enough to make you laugh out loud, but more importantly, it's a great film to escape to. Hey, at least for the majority of us, we can come out of the theater and say, "At least my boss isn't like that."


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