“All things considered I cannot deny that it is a movie.”
Yesterday I finally watched The Devil Wears Prada for the first time, and it was fine. Maybe its becasue it was built up so much by everyone’s adoration of it, but I found it to be kind of underwhelming honestly. The movie follows Andy, an aspiring journalist who lands a job as the assistant to the editor if a prestigious fashion magazine. The movie then chronicles how difficult this job is for Andy, and that’s about it.
And that was really my one issue with The Devil Wears Prada, the movie had one shtick (Meryl Streep is mean) and it beat it into the ground. I’m not saying that I didn’t enjoy myself while watching the movie, but there was absolutely no need for it to be two hours long. You can forecast what’s coming from the first ten minutes, becasue nothing happens. The Devil Wears Prada is such a low-stakes movie that it is almost not worth watching. I will admit that The Devil Wears Prada allows for your to escape your life and be worry-free, but I was just disappointed with how much potential it had.
Aside from the film’s few solid laughs, there really isn’t much else to say about The Devil Wears Prada. As far as writing goes it was pretty basic, once again relying heavily on the same joke for 120 minutes. Performances were passable the standouts being Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep, although I found Streep to be kind of one-note I suppose that is becasue of the character she was playing.
Unfortunately that’s about the extent of my opinion of The Devil Wears Prada. I didn’t hate the movie, but I didn’t love it either. All things considered I cannot deny that it is a movie.
I give The Devil Wears Prada a C