“Can You spell Gabbana?”
If you work in a fashion magazine and you ask that, its no surprise you’d be hung up on.
Anne Hathaway as Andy Sachs working as a junior assistant for Runaway’s fashion icon Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep) was a character quite complex for someone who is absolutely everything the magazine doesn’t stand for: unfashionable. Even if she has the prettiest face ever to grace all the red carpets in Hollywood doesn’t make up for the fact that she doesn’t know how Gabbana is spelled and the difference between a croc skin belt and a buckled belt.
The movie only mirrored the book by twenty percent and I love that there are a lot of twists! I’ve hated the book because it was so exaggerated it bordered on inhumane and the movie just softened Miranda’s blows to her already presupposed cold character. Oh well, calling Andy Sachs as the “smart, fat girl” does certain wonders to Andy’s small frame but still, she appeared almost human in the movie especially in the last part that she kept a smile – a smile that hardly ever breaks out from her face — to herself.
The characters in the movie were altered to the extent that its not gonna pry the viewer’s attention from overworked Andy Sachs. Her bestfriend, Lily, turned out to be a black woman who has a penchant for art galleries, her boyfriend a chef and the guard who she sang songs with isn’t there! That would have been a fun moment. The screenwriter Aline Brosh McKenna cuts down some of the author Weisberger’s overemphasis on Miranda’s campaign to be the Iciest Ice Queen. The character of Christian was disappointing because I expected someone swoon-worthy – not someone google-worthy because you don’t know the actor at all.
Meryl Streep is so cold, so regal I almost find myself applauding everytime she goes, “That’s all” with the same indifference she delivers whenever she dismisses Hathaway. It doesn’t do justice at all to ever reduce the movie and tear it to shreds by actually portraying a Miranda Priestly with depth. She doesn’t. She never will have and never will bore any emotion in her person. That scene where she smiled inside the car after seeing Andy showed that she is capable of feeling. And it wasn’t necessary seeing that when building a character of ice, it would have been better if that fact had been consistent.
If anyone can show me those lines Miranda delivered after Andy’s comeuppance on her run through, I would appreciate it. I love that she kept Andy in her place after telling her the difference her blue sweater did to the world. I am fifty percent materialistic which is why I, of all people, would understand how demeaning it is to call my clothes, my wardrobe and entire designer collection stuff.
Anyway, enough hoobeejabbers. I love the soundtrack! I love Jamiroquai playing when Andy was at her first party to represent Miranda..
|BitterSweet Lyrics||Bittersweet Faith|
|U2 Lyrics||City of Blinding Lights|
|Jamiroquai Lyrics||Seven Days in Sunny June|
|Alanis Morissette Lyrics||Crazy|
|Ray LaMontagne Lyrics||How Come|
|Azure Ray Lyrics||Sleep|
|DJ Colette Lyrics||Feelin Hypnotized [Remix]|
|Mocean Worker Lyrics||Tres Tres Chic|
|Keenan, Tamra, David Morales Lyrics||Here I Am [Remix]|
|Theodore Shapiro Lyrics||Suite from the Devil Wears Prada|
Getting them on my phone. 🙂