Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Devil Wears Prada

The Devil Wears Prada has become the film that the team on the project I've just been working on reference endlessly. It all started because I started eating little sticks of cheese from M&S as a mid-morning snack and my colleague said it always made her think of that line in TDWP: "I don't eat anything and when I feel I'm about to faint, I eat a cube of cheese." So we started quoting lines to each other. My all-time favourite is "By all means move at a glacial pace, you know how that thrills me." However, I have a soft spot for "Details of your incompetence do not interest me." I so know how Miranda feels. In all seriousness, what is so wrong with Miranda Priestly? I rather like her. I find the character of Andie intolerable although that might be because I can't stand Anne Hathaway.

I love this film mainly because of the amazing fashion, but also because Meryl Streep is fantastic in it. She is so icy and I love how she says it all by pursing her lips (another thing we took to doing on the project). I also love the character of Emily who utters the immortal cube of cheese line following it up with "I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight."

This is a rare film which is better than the book it's based on which was fairly rubbish. The film is elevated by the marvellous Meryl, the wardrobes, the Manhattan scenery and some killer lines.

"You are in desperate need of Chanel."

Aren't we all?


  1. I vowed I would hate this film. NO NO NO. It is a stunner. I watched it during a terribly phase of insomnia at around 5am and I was GLUED to the screen. It was £3 in Sainsbury's today and I NEARLY picked it up. I'll be back tomorrow.

    Let's talk about Stanley Tucci. I would. Still the most desirable doctor that ever graced the floor of County General Hospital. Beats Clooney by a mile.

  2. *terrible, not terribly

  3. Hmmmmm, much as I love Stanley Tucci especially in ER ( the only tv Dr to acurately describe my job - thanks Stan!), I still prefer Mr Clooney

  4. Yes diff, I was convinced it would be terrible but it's NOT! I never saw Stanley in ER, I'd given up on it by then I think.


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