Apr 4, 2014

Reviews A to Z – The Devil wears Prada

I am not a big fan of movie adaptions of a famous book. One of the few movies that I like even after having read the book is Devil wears Prada.



Maybe it has to do with my love for Meryl Streep or it has to do with a wonderful acting of Anne Hathaway. But to me Devil wears Prada as a movie is a better version of the book.

The Devil wears Prada is a story of a naive young woman comes to New York and scores a job as the assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, the ruthless and cynical Miranda Priestly.


Of course you can’t see the pencil skirts and high heels of the movie in the book, neither can you shabby hairstyle and out of shape bag of Andy. However, the movie depicts exactly what your mind forms when you read of the ramp, the lunch and the meetings.

I especially love the scene where she goes shopping selecting clothes from samples that came from best designers. The fashion student in me goes OOOH over the labels and designers.

To spill out a secret, I saw this movie twice and took a note of brand names that were dropped in during the movie. It was one of my first to hear of Alexander McQueen.  

It is one of it kinds in the category of Comedy and Drama.


It is a good 3.5/5 for me.



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52 comments:

  1. I too love Meryl Streep ! I can watch her over and over again..

    Random Thoughts Naba

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  2. I enjoyed the movie though haven't read the book. I am not high on fashion! ;)

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  3. I am with you in my great admiration for Meryl Streep! She is a class apart! And yes I enjoyed this movie too - despite my initial reservation :) And yes, I too watched it twice:)

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  4. Ok we seriously need to meet! How can we have such similar tastes? Chumbak yesterday and Devil wears Prada today! Girl, we are long-lost sisters :D

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    1. Shailaja we are not too far from meeting...

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  5. My current read - Devil wears Prada!!!!! :) :) :) I so can put myself in Andrea's Prada Shoes ;) :P :D I have a nasty boss but he can't wear Prada so he wears Armani :P ;)

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    1. Lol! Devil in Armani. Sounds good :)

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  6. I started reading this book yesterday!!

    Swathi

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  7. Let me find this in megashare and see if I can watch it this weekend. I didn't read the book, but your review made be curious.

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  8. The adaptation is quite powerful, especially by Meryl Streep. I also liked the constant clock drama.

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  9. I have seen it 4 times...only and only for MERYL STREEP :)

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    1. Oh my God! then you must watch the bridges across madison county.

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  10. I really enjoyed that movie and Meryl Streep was so good! The other actors too of course. Emily Blunt's portrayal of the skinny assistant was priceless. :)

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  11. One of the only reasons I enjoyed the movie was Meryl Streep. I loved the positive twist at the end. :)

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  12. A damn good movie, haven't read the book somehow..

    Richa

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    1. The book wasnt very popular until the movie I guess.

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  13. I love Meryl Streep but I'd still go with the book.

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  14. I had so much fun with this movie that I bought it. I haven't watched it in a long time so I think it's time to pull it out and pop it into the DVR. It's a fun story.

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  15. I love meryl streep and I loved Anne Hathway too !
    absolutely enjoyable watch this one..

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  16. Have watched the movie several times but have never read the book. Great review by the way.
    Happy A to Z. :)

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  17. I see Meryl Streep, I assume it is awesome. It always is!

    The 2 AM Writer

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  18. I haven't read the book but you have now made me want to go out and get it. I love Meryl Streep but I rarely like movies more than the book they are based on.

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    1. Even me...somehow I liked this one.

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  19. It's a good movie. Any movie with Meryl Streep is!

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  20. I love Meryl Streep, and enjoyed that movie. It was fun!

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  21. Meryl streep is a brilliant actress. Haven't actually seen this movie in its entirety...

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    1. Watch it when you need to de-stress. It will bring out the teenager in you...

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  22. Neither read nor watch the movie..should check it soon. Thanks for this, Sugandha:)

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    1. Its more of a chick-flick so am not sure...

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  23. Yet to do, the book and the movie. Thanks for the review !! :)

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  24. I have loved it tooo :) Meryl Streep was awesome !!

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  25. Completely agree. This movie is the only one I have come across that does justice to the book. In fact Meryl Streep brings to life Miranda Priestly's character :)

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    1. :) we are quite a Meryl streep fan club

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  26. Hardly appreciated when the book turns in to a movie..!

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    1. Somehow I found this one a bit different.

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