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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 48 nominations. See more awards »



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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 »


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El diablo viste a la moda  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In addition to this film, Rachel McAdams has turned down other high-profile roles such as in Casino Royale (2006), Iron Man (2008), Get Smart (2008), and Mission: Impossible III (2006). See more »


When Nigel offers a pair of size 8.5 sling-back pumps to Andy on her first day at the office, Andy sets them on her desk before Miranda calls her in. When Andy sets them down the points face toward her seat at the desk. In the next shot where she is running into Miranda's office, the shoes now point the opposite way where Nigel is standing. See more »


[first lines]
Nate: Good luck.
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Crazy Credits

The credits have a sheen on them, like they've been given a coat of polish. See more »


Suddenly I See
Written and Performed by KT Tunstall (as KT Tunstall)
Courtesy of Virgin Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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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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