Devil Wears Prada (Blu-ray)

Directed By: David Frankel Starring: Anne Hathaway Meryl Streep

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From a Guy that digs Anne Hathaway

on 5/13/2007

Okay, first off, I was interested in this movie when it first came out. I love fashion, and the idea of making a movie about it. I really feel this movie worked great in casting Anne Hathaway as the lead. I had doubts at first, but she did an excellent job. Meryl Streep did a wonderful job in her supporting role. The story in short went very smooth, but towards the end, the relationship with Anne and that big shot writer was terrible. That did not fit into the movie well at all. Overall I would recommend this movie to anyone that was interested in the movie when it came out. You would definitely have to have an interest in the movie to like it. Great acting and somewhat smooth storyline though. Read More

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Product Overview

Based on the hilarious best-selling novel, this sinfully funny movie starring Academy Award winner Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway is "sensationally entertaining in every way" (Maxim).

As assistant to impossibly demanding New York fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Streep), young Andy Sachs (Hathaway) has landed a job that "a million girls would die for." Unfortunately, her heaven-sent appointment as Miranda's personal whipping girl just might be the death of her!

Featuring stand-out performances by Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt, plus a closetful of must-have DVD "accessories," The Devil Wears Prada is "a fresh, funny, fabulous masterpiece" (Liz Smith).

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 203366243
UPC 024543409236
UPC 14 00024543409236
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/31/2009
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3332
Keywords
Based On A Novel
New York City
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note A drastic improvement on Lauren Weisberger?s bestselling novel, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA showcases Meryl Streep's knack for combining humor and sadness. While likely inspired by notorious VOGUE editor Anna Wintour, Streep's Miranda Priestly (head of Runway magazine) is entirely her own creation. Sporting silvery hair, a vast collection of fur coats, an encyclopedic knowledge of all things fashionable, and a killer smile, Miranda is full of wicked charm. With her mature beauty and commanding presence, Miranda is as fascinating to watch as she is intimidating to the constant rotation of assistants thrown her way. ^When bookish Northwestern grad Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway) interviews to become Miranda's newest lackey, Miranda hires her not for her lackluster wardrobe but for her intellect. Inside the pristine Runway offices, Andy suffers through a never-ending list of impossible tasks, and is the subject of constant harassment by Miranda's jealous first assistant (Emily Blunt). But to the dismay of her boyfriend (Adrian Grenier) and close friends, Andy slowly finds herself seduced by the glamorous world of fashion, and by Miranda herself. While Andy's transformation comes largely in the form of new designer clothing, the makeover is mental as well. What starts out as a firm belief in fashion's vapidity and in Miranda's heartlessness gradually fades into the suspicion that the boss from hell might just be hiding a soul. While the book villainized its title character, the film gives new depths to her wrath. As Andy trades her undergrad wardrobe for one packed with Prada and Chanel (with help from Stanley Tucci in a brilliant role), viewers are able to savor the work of costume designer Patricia Field. Together with director David Frankel (who also worked on SEX AND THE CITY), Field creates a world of fashion so wonderfully extreme it would be hard for anyone to resist.
Reviews
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] sinfully funny, deliciously glossy [film]....[Streep's] performance is a comic and dramatic tour de force." 07/13/2006 p.125
Entertainment Weekly "[W]e haven't seen our Meryl like this until now, relishing the role as if it were the swellest Best of Everything achievement award a 13-time Oscar nominee could receive." -- Grade: B 06/30/2006 p.137
New York Times "[Ms. Streep's] perfectionism has rarely seemed so apt....[Ms. Blunt's performance] is a minor tour de force of smiling hostility." 06/30/2006 p.E1
Box Office 3 stars out of 5 -- "[I]mpressively free of black-and-white characterizations." 08/01/2006 p.40
Total Film 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he real pleasure...is watching Meryl Streep brilliantly colour her glamorous gorgon with shadings of vulnerability..." 11/01/2006 36
Sight and Sound "[A] voyeuristic treat....Streep's performance is as supple as a kid glove, evoking both the loneliness and erotic charge of ultimate power..." 10/01/2006 p.52
Premiere 3 stars out of 4 -- "[A]n appealing comedy....A series of engaging moments filled with beautifully dressed and extremely talented people." 01/01/2007 p.106
Ultimate DVD 3 stars out of 5 -- "This is a rare example of when an adaptation is superior to the novel..." 03/01/2007 p.104
Wall Street Journal "The devil gets her due in a movie that's leagues better than its source material....With the glorious Meryl Streep giving a nuanced performance in the title role." 08/28/2009
Directors
David Frankel
Actors
Anne Hathaway
Meryl Streep
Cast & Crew
Aline Brosh McKenna - Screenplay
Anne Hathaway - Actor
Chris Trapper - Original Music By
David Frankel - Director
Emily Blunt - Actor
Florian Ballhaus - Cinematographer
Joseph M. Caracciolo, Jr. - Executive Producer
Lauren Weisberger - Based On Novel By
Mark Livolsi - Editor
Meryl Streep - Actor
Stanley Tucci - Actor
Theodore Shapiro - Original Music By
Wendy Finerman - Producer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 2240923
UPC 00024543409236
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Awards
People's Choice (2007) Alanis Morissette ("Crazy"), Nominee, Favorite Song from a Movie
British Academy Awards (2007) Aline Brosh McKenna, Nominee, Best Screenplay - Adapted,Emily Blunt, Nominee, Best Actress in a Supporting Role,Meryl Streep, Nominee, Best Actress in a Leading Role,Nicki Ledermann, Angel De Angelis, Nominee, Best Make Up & Hair,Patricia Field, Nominee, Best Costume Design
Golden Globe (2007) Emily Blunt, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture,Meryl Streep, Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy,The Devil Wears Prada, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild (2007) Meryl Streep, Nominee, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Oscar (2007) Meryl Streep, Nominee, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role,Patricia Field, Nominee, Best Achievement in Costume Design
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review The Devil Wears Prada is two films in one: a caustic, energetic satire of the fashion world and a cautionary melodrama. The first works; the second doesn't. Fortunately, the running time of the former doubles that of the latter, making The Devil Wears Prada more of a hit than a miss. In fact, even through some of the weaker parts, there are still strong performances by standouts Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and Stanley Tucci...Anne Hathaway gives a vanilla performance. She has little presence and tends to blend in with the scenery. Despite being the supposed lead, she is upstaged by supporting performers. Meryl Streep gets top billing but has less screen time; nevertheless, her humanized Cruella De Vil dominates scenes. Emily Blunt, who made an impression in My Summer of Love, is rarely outshone, nor is Stanley Tucci. When Streep, Blunt, and Tucci are together, the scene crackles with energy. When none of them are present, The Devil Wears Prada slips into a black hole. Fortunately, such instances are rare...On balance, I enjoyed the film, despite the whiny final half hour and the artificial conclusion. (Whatever happened to hard-edged endings in satires?) I recognize that the film is being marketed toward women, but I see no reason why men can't enjoy what The Devil Wears Prada offers. The kind of corporate culture that comes under assault by Frankel isn't isolated to the fashion industry; viewers might be surprised at the universality of some of the targets. With so many "loud" movies opening in multiplexes, it's refreshing to find something that provides a change of pace.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Meryl Streep is indeed poised and imperious as Miranda, and Anne Hathaway is a great beauty ("Ella Enchanted," "Brokeback Mountain") who makes a convincing career girl. I liked Stanley Tucci, too, as Nigel, the magazine's fashion director, who is kind and observant despite being a careerist slave. But I thought the movie should have reversed the roles played by Grenier and Baker. Grenier comes across not like the old boyfriend but like the slick New York writer, and Baker seems the embodiment of Midwestern sincerity, which makes sense, because he is from Australia, the Midwest of the southern hemisphere.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Salon.com
Review David Frankel's "The Devil Wears Prada" is probably supposed to be half fashion fantasy, half satire of the fashion world. What a drag that it's not enough of either. Its heroine, Andy Sachs (Anne Hathaway), is a sweet, cornfed, non-fashion-obsessed recent college graduate who miraculously (and inexplicably) lands a job as an assistant to the most formidable fashion-magazine editor in the land, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep)...You'd expect the fashion in "The Devil Wears Prada" to be spectacular, particular since Hathaway, whose figure is voluptuous and willowy at once, is bound to look great in pretty much anything...But the outfits, with the exception of a rapid-fire montage in which Hathaway sports everything from '60s-style tweed newsboy caps to spy-girl trench coats to sleek, over-the-knee boots, are a bummer. The costuming here is by the much lauded Patricia Field, a longtime fixture of the downtown New York scene...She's the costumer responsible for the increasingly outlandish (and often absurdly unflattering) get-ups worn by the stars of "Sex and the City" during that show's run...Field doesn't go quite so wild here. But she does put Andy into a few outfits that tread too boldly into fashion-victim territory...Are we supposed to be laughing at, or disapproving of, Andy's newfound (and temporary) interest in fashion, so we'll be proud of her when she moves on to worthier pursuits? Maybe. But then, Andy's character needs to show more sparks of intelligence, and more honorable chutzpah, than the movie allows her. No one likes a wet blanket. Not even one by Dolce and Gabbana.
ReviewDate
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Reviewer Stephanie Zacharek
ReviewRating 5
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Streep,Meryl
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
David Denby, The New Yorker Bright and crisp and funny...
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide Briskly directed by "Sex and the City" veteran David Frankel...
Rick Groen, The Globe and Mail The devil may wear Prada, but Meryl wears the crown.
Kyle Smith, New York Post You might have to reach back to "Funny Face" to find a fashion movie so on-trend.
Rolling Stone Sinfully funny!
Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian Effortless fun: It plays like a giddy horror movie with its laughs wrapped in couture gowns.
Wesley Morris, Boston Globe ...a kicky, surprisingly astute throwback to bygone Hollywood social comedies.

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