Saw The Devil Wears Prada on Sunday. I had heard it was good from a couple of friends and I wasn’t disappointed.
Normally I’m a summer blockbuster sucker. I saw Pirates of the Caribbean and had a great time with it. This was a fantastic break from overblown special effects and computer imagery.
Anne Hathaway (who is totally on my list) plays Andrea, a new college graduate looking for a job in journalism. She gets a job as the assistant for the ultra-demanding editor-in-chief of a Cosmopolitan-style publication, played by Meryl Streep.
The movie plays out somewhat predictably, but that makes it no less entertaining. Both Hathaway and Streep play their characters wonderfully, and you soon overlook the predictable plot and care about the characters regardless.
The soundtrack is also pretty good. It’s got a peppy, light, jazzy feel to it that makes you feel sort of “summery.” I picked up a copy after the show.
A light, fun movie, it was the perfect distraction on a Sunday afternoon. You don’t have to see it on the big screen, but you won’t feel like you were cheated out of your matinee money if you do.