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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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David Frankel

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Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay), Lauren Weisberger (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Meryl Streep ... Miranda Priestly
Anne Hathaway ... Andy Sachs
Emily Blunt ... Emily
Stanley Tucci ... Nigel
Simon Baker ... Christian Thompson
Adrian Grenier ... Nate
Tracie Thoms ... Lily
Rich Sommer ... Doug
Daniel Sunjata ... James Holt
David Marshall Grant ... Richard Sachs
James Naughton ... Stephen
Tibor Feldman ... Irv Ravitz
Rebecca Mader ... Jocelyn
Jimena Hoyos Jimena Hoyos ... Lucia
Gisele Bündchen ... Serena
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Storyline

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

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

30 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Devil Wears Prada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,537,244, 2 July 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$124,740,460

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$326,551,094
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Juliette Lewis and Claire Danes auditioned for the role of Andy. See more »

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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 »

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Nate: Good luck.
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Much better than I had been led to believe
5 March 2007 | by Fred-SSee all my reviews

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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