Well, as usual, we went to see the ‘latest’ blockbuster movie, later than everyone else LOL!
In spite of a gigantic pile of work waiting for us yesterday, Joe and I decided to take the afternoon off, before having supper with my mom, and went to see, The Devil Wears Prada. It was a toss-up between this one and The Wicker Man with Nick Cage (sigh, yummmmm…..except what the hell has he done with his hair!!!). In the end, we decided on some much-needed laughs to while away a couple of hours.
I am a BIG fan of Meryl Streep, in anything and as usual, she did not disappoint. Wow, this is one talented lady and this role is certainly not as she is often portrayed as the somewhat shy, slightly uncomfortable in her own skin Meryl. Even at the Academy Awards she always looks (at least to me) like she can’t wait to get into her sweats again and ditch the makeup and Dior gown asap! 🙂
Well Dior, Yves and Prada….. moved to the top of her list in this flick and then some. I really enjoyed this movie from start to finish. Yes, for the most part, it is ‘fluff’ and no deep hidden meanings to ponder after leaving the theatre. But it did have it’s moments and it did leave me wondering, “Are there really people like Miranda Priestly who ARE truly happy being the overachiever at any cost ‘dragon lady’ as Meryl so adeptly portrayed? Is there such a thing as true contentment in power and material wealth alone? “
I also LOVED seeing the clothes, some outrageous but what a budget wardrobe must have been for this film. Anne Hathaway also gave a great performance as the bumbling but brainy Andrea who learns to ‘walk the talk’ in Clothesland but eventually walks the walk, back to reality and the man of her dreams.
What did you think of this movie and did you think Meryl was a believable Miranda/Dragon Lady? What has been your fav. film so far for 2006?