Benjamin Barry is an advertising executive and ladies' man who, to win a big campaign, bets that he can make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days. Andie Anderson covers the "How To" beat for "Composure" magazine and is assigned to write an article on "How to Lose a Guy in 10 days." They meet in a bar shortly after the bet is made.
A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »
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
Nate uses the words "ball gown." in the novel that inspired the film Edge of Tomorrow (2014), which also starred Emily Blunt, the author uses those words as well. Also, Blunt is called snooty in both films. See more »
When Nigel and Andy are toasting for Nigel's new job, they're each holding a glass. In the next scene Nigel has no glass but Andy is still holding hers, then the camera shifts and Andy is holding both glasses. See more »
I had been told that Merryl Streep is great in this movie but the movie
isn't really very good, so I went in with very low expectations. Maybe
that was good: I really liked "The Devil Wears Prada" a lot.
Maybe I liked it because of two things I had in common with Andy:
first, I have had the experience of starting a new job with only the
vaguest idea of what I was supposed to do (and how to do it) and
finding that everyone expected me to perform competently, without any
training or help, right away. Second, I have had a boss (female) who
was so difficult to please and so willing to tell her underlings how
stupid they were that several quit without even waiting until they
could find other jobs. In other words, I could really relate to Andy's
situation. Stuff like that actually does happen in the real world.
Perhaps, that is the reason that I was possibly the only person in the
theater who was hoping Andy would not make the choice she made.
One thing that Miranda Priestley (Merryl Streep) had going that my Boss
From Hell did not was class. It would have been very easy to create
Miranda as a monster, but, wisely and skillfully, Merryl Streep allowed
her to have a dignity and intelligence that made her seem to be
demanding but not sadistic.
Stanley Tucci is superb as Nigel, the ambitious, hard working man who
dreams of having a position of power like Miranda's some day.
"The Devil Wears Prada" is a very funny movie that is not as far
divorced from the real world as, I believe, the producers of this movie
may have thought.
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