The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada

On DVD: 
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Running Time: 
1 Hour, 49 Minutes

Andrea has moved to New York with big hopes of becoming a journalist; but the only call back for an interview she received was for Runway Magazine. Not big on fashion; but in need of a job Andrea goes in for an interview and to her surprise gets the job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly. Little does she know that Miranda is the boss from hell asking absurd things like finding a copy of the manuscript to the new Harry Potter novel that isn’t out yet. Not willing to give in Andrea does her best to fit in and eventually starts to change for the worst; becoming a workaholic, stabbing people in the back to save her job, and not showing up to her boyfriend’s birthday party. She soon realizes that she will have to leave this world or be consumed by it.

Ok so the topic of fashion may seem shallow to some; but that is not the focus of the movie it is merely an instrument. The focus is a boss from hell, doing everything to keep a job, and finally choosing who you are over what people want you to be. There is a lot of comedy throughout that keeps it from getting to heavy with a lesson; but it is still hard to miss. For the DVD release that packed on the bonus features as they should with a hit even if it was a sleeper like this. If you didn’t get enough of the movie there are 15 deleted scenes with optional commentary by the director and editor. There are five featurettes: “The Trip To The Big Screen” (how they went about adapting the book to the screen), “NYC And Fashion” (cast & crew talk about the fashion in the movie), “Fashion Visionary Patricia Field” (a look at the costume designer with interviews), “Getting Valentino” (discussion about Valentino’s part in the movie & he is interviewed), and “Boss From Hell” (interviews with people on the street & cast about their worst boss). A movie with this much comedy in can not be without a gag reel. This one is not that funny at first with flubbed lines and cast messing around; but later it gets funnier with people falling. Then of course there are the standards like commentary and trailers.

Review by Kathy Marsh