The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Movie Review

By: Alex Phuong (A Toast) –

One of the highlights of a person’s live is when he or she gets his or her first job. Employment has also been a major issue in the current day given the competitive nature of the modern world. Having a job might be a blessing, but working for the wrong person can make life a living hell. That notion formed the basis of the New York Times bestseller The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger, and its subsequent film adaptation led to one of the most popular films of 2006.

A Toast

This movie features Oscar-nominated costumes and marvelous performances from both Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Upon its release, it was a box-office smash during the summer of 2006, and it remains one of the most successful films for both of those actresses. The film is absolutely hilarious because of all of the pain and suffering that Andy Sachs has to put up with while working for the devilish Miranda Priestly. The film is also beautiful to look at because it features the glamour of the fashion world. It is a bit of a shame that this film did not win the “Best Costume Design” Oscar because the Academy tends to have a preference for period dramas, which was probably why Marie Antoinette won that particular award that year. This film is funny from beginning to end.

Verdict

The Devil Wears Prada is definitely one of the best modern-day comedies. It removes slapstick humor that was prevalent in early cinema, such as the days of Laurel and Hardy, and redefines what a comedy could be. The title itself is iconic, and it helped the careers of Oscar-nominee Stanley Tucci, Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway, and the marvelous Meryl Streep. It is clear that this film is will maintain its humor even though it was originally released over a decade ago.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Drinking Game

Take a Drink: whenever Andy Sachs’s cell phone rings

Take a Drink: whenever the characters are wearing stylish costumes

Drink a Shot: whenever Miranda Priestly demands anything from her employees (and have additional shots whenever the workers cower in fear)

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