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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

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

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

12 October 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

El diablo viste a la moda 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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Emily Blunt was cast before Anne Hathaway. In several scenes, she is seen running about in the background, though never written nor directed. She felt her character would always be busy, and wanted to keep her alive in the film. Also, most of her wardrobe is from Vivienne Westwood. See more »

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After Andy tells the Runway receptionist that she has an appointment with Emily Charlton, the receptionist can be seen replying to Andy. However, the receptionist's voice cannot be heard. See more »

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Better for Teens than Adults, the Devil Still Pleases
21 June 2006 | by FromNYCtoSFSee 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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