The Devil Wears Prada
starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian
Grenier, David Marshall Grant and James Naughton
screenplay by Aline Brosh McKenna
directed by David Frankel
Meryl Streep is a great actress - one of the best working in Americatoday. But The Devil Wears Prada is not Meryl Streep’s movie. It is Anne Hathaway’s movie, and Anne Hathaway is not that great of an actress. Hathaway plays a frumpy, common looking girl who lands a job as an assistant to the editor of a major fashion magazine. The editor is a dictatorial monster, brilliant at her work, but a terror nonetheless. In fact, she is so evil that if there really are people like that in the world I wonder that they do not just spontaneously combust by the inner fire of their malice. That would be appropriate, so that is what I have decided to pray happens to such people (if they exist). The managerial environment of the magazine’s office is so white-hot intense, competitive and demanding that it ought to make a normal person’s head explode.
Again we have Stanley Tucci in a supporting role. He is one of my favorite actors. Nevertheless, the film should have been much better than it was.