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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 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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Meet Andy Sachs. A million girls would kill to have her job. She's not one of them. See more »

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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$27,537,244 (USA) (30 June 2006)

Gross:

$124,732,962 (USA) (1 December 2006)
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Trivia

Only Valentino Garavani, who had designed the black gown Meryl Streep wears in the museum benefit scene, chose to make an appearance. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when Andy sees Miranda coming out of the building and getting into her car, Andy is walking on 49th street, traveling east from 7th avenue toward 6th avenue. In the next shot she is walking south on 6th avenue, crossing 50th street (Radio City Music Hall on the corner). She would have had to walk east on 49th street to 6th avenue, walk north on 6th avenue beyond 50th street and then turn around and walk back south. See more »

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Nate: Good luck.
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City of Blinding Lights
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Lyrics by Bono
Music and Performed by U2
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Better for Teens than Adults, the Devil Still Pleases
21 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

With dialog that absolutely crackles, "The Devil Wears Prada" is bound to please most audiences but will primarily appeal to the MTV generation, I suspect. When all is said and done, it's your typical fish-out-of-water, bright-lights-big-city fable, just dressed up all purdy.

Or, put another way, it's essentially "The Princess Diaries" with much, much, muuuuuuuuuch better dialog and a slightly more sophisticated and dramatic story arc.

So while older audiences may feel the film is a bit formulaic, the hysterical, but occasional cruel, one-liners and zingers hurled at Anne Hathaway's Andy are sure to keep them entertained. Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt get most of the barbs, and Blunt in particular is fantastic in the film.

Tucci and Meryl Streep, however, get to make the most provocative and stirring speeches in the film, and they deliver. Hathaway capably carried the movie, perhaps overacting, but she makes it work. Streep proves again that she's a gifted comedian. Emily Blunt, as Emily, is pitch perfect, and her performance here gives beautiful irony to her given name.

The film is just too long, however, primarily because the director feels obliged to explain everything -- every plot point is rendered obviously and painfully clear, and nothing left open for interpretation. That said, we're spared the "perfect ending" and left with a heroine who can truly stand on her own two feet, and in any shoes she might desire.


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