Review: The Devil Wears Prada

Three Stars out of Five

It was ok. I like Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci. They did were very likeable. The fashion was fascinating to observe and I now have a new perspective on transformation stories. However, one of those three stars I gave is due entirely to the performance by Meryl Streep. Villans can be so easy to caricature and she did not. The ruthless and self-serving part was easy, but she also humanized the character. She was brilliant.
I won't buy this movie, but I will genuflect in the general direction of the amazing Meryl Streep. Brava.


belsum said...

I want to see it. I really like Anne Hathaway, too. Did you read the book?

Anne C. said...

I did not read the book, but I went with a friend who had. She said that the Meryl Streep character was much more unremittingly bad in the book. I pointed out that it was a good thing it wasn't the same, 'cause I wouldn't have been such a great character otherwise. I read in other reviews, like the Vanity.com one, that Aline Brosh McKenna, the screenwriter, did a lot to pull together the story into better narrative shape. Even though I haven't read the book, I agree.
Anne Hathaway, besides having a properly spelt first name, is charming and beautiful. I do like her.