The FP Top Pick on Entrepreneur/Business Movie:
Watch the movie The Devil Wears Prada Here.
About the Movie
A smart but sensible newly graduated girl Andy (Anne Hathaway) lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep), the demanding editor-in-chief of a prestigious fashion magazine. Andy is a small-town girl who starts the job with her big dreams but the job getting harder to assist her diabolical boss Priestly. Her boss is powerful, influential, and commands the entire fashion industry at her fingertips. Andy starts to thinking about her ability to survive her terrible journey as Miranda’s whipping girl.
Actually, The Devil Wears Prada is based on a narrative by a woman who worked under Vogue’s editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
The movie released in June 30, 2006 (USA).
This smart and funny creation is not just wish-fulfilment for the Sex And The City generation, it’’s a Wall Street for the 21st century. Full review
A princessed-up interpretation of Lauren Weisberger’s novel about ‘Vogue’ editor Anna Wintour. Full review
Sometimes over the top and sometimes sentimental, Prada is most notable for Meryl Streep’s remarkably subtle performance as super-diva Miranda Priestly. Full review
Common Sense Media
Notable Moments of the movie The Devil Wears Prada – Watch Here Now!
Gird Your Loins!
Everyone Wants to Be Us
Andy Gets a Makeover
Miranda Priestly: [Miranda and some assistants are deciding between two similar belts for an outfit. Andy sniggers because she thinks they look exactly the same] Something funny?
Andy Sachs: No. No, no. Nothing’s… You know, it’s just that both those belts look exactly the same to me. You know, I’m still learning about all this stuff and, uh…
Miranda Priestly: ‘This… stuff’? Oh. Okay. I see. You think this has nothing to do with you. You go to your closet and you select… I don’t know… that lumpy blue sweater, for instance because you’re trying to tell the world that you take yourself too seriously to care about what you put on your back. But what you don’t know is that that sweater is not just blue, it’s not turquoise. It’s not lapis. It’s actually cerulean. And you’re also blithely unaware of the fact that in 2002, Oscar de la Renta did a collection of cerulean gowns. And then I think it was Yves Saint Laurent… wasn’t it who showed cerulean military jackets? I think we need a jacket here. And then cerulean quickly showed up in the collections of eight different designers. And then it, uh, filtered down through the department stores and then trickled on down into some tragic Casual Corner where you, no doubt, fished it out of some clearance bin. However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing the sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.
Emily: Andrea, my God! You look so chic.
Andy Sachs: Oh, thanks. You look so thin.
Emily: Really? It’s for Paris, I’m on this new diet. Well, I don’t eat anything and when I feel like I’m about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I’m just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.
Miranda Priestly: Is there some reason that my coffee isn’t here? Has she died or something?
Miranda Priestly: You thought I didn’t know. I’ve known what was happening for quite some time. It just took me a little while to find a suitable alternative for Jacqueline. And that James Holt job was just so absurdly overpaid that of course she jumped at it. So I just had to tell Irv that Jacqueline was unavailable. Truth is, there’s no one that can do what I do. Including her. Any of the other choices would have found that job impossible and the magazine would have suffered. Especially because of the list. The list of designers, photographers, editors, writers, models, all of whom were found by me, nurtured by me and have promised me they will follow me whenever and if ever I choose to leave Runway. So he reconsidered. But I was very very impressed by how intently you tried to warn me. I never thought I would say this, Andrea, but I really, I see a great deal of myself in you. You can see beyond what people want, and what they need and you can choose for yourself.
Andy Sachs: I don’t think I’m like that. I couldn’t do what you did to Nigel, Miranda. I couldn’t do something like that.
Miranda Priestly: You already did. To Emily.
Andy Sachs: That’s not what I… no, that was different. I didn’t have a choice.
Miranda Priestly: No, no, you chose. You chose to get ahead. You want this life. Those choices are necessary.
Andy Sachs: But what if this isn’t what I want? I mean what if I don’t wanna live the way you live?
Miranda Priestly: Oh, don’t be ridiculous. Andrea. Everybody wants this. Everybody wants to be us.
Emily: [to Andy] You sold your soul to the devil when you put on your first pair of Jimmy Choos, I saw it.
Nigel: Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it’s time for a promotion.
Andy Sachs: She’s not happy unless everyone around her is panicked, nauseous or suicidal.
Emily: You went upstairs? You went upstairs. Oh my God. Why didn’t you just crawl into bed with her and ask for a bedtime story?
Andy Sachs: Hello?
Emily: Andrea, Miranda decided to kill the autumn jacket story for September and she’s pulling up the Sedona shoot for October. You need to come into the office right this second and pick up her coffee order on the way.
Andy Sachs: Now?
[looks at the clock]
Emily: Now, get a pen and write this down. I want one no-foam skimmed latte with an extra shot and three drip coffees with room for milk. Searing hot. And I mean hot.
Miranda Priestly: What about Testino? Where are we on that?
Nigel: Zac Posen’s doing some very sculptural suits. So I suggested that, uh, Testino shoot them at the Noguchi Garden.
Miranda Priestly: Perfect. Thank God somebody came to work today.