Movie Review: The Devil Wears Prada

My Rating: 3Stars

This evening I saw the movie “The Devil Wears Prada” on DVD.

First of all, I want to say that I do not illegally obtain movies or purchase illegal copies of movies. The DVD I saw the movie on was purchased by a friend and lent to me for viewing.

I am glad that I did not spend the, increasingly, expensive theater price to watch this movie. I had heard poor reviews in the USA when the movie was released there. I had already decided to wait for the DVD to be release before watching the movie.

Without the anchor of the academy winning actress, Meryl Streep, this movie would have been another flop.

For some reason I just cannot get away from seeing Anne Hathaway as the innocent little girl of the “The Princess Diaries” movies. May be is the overly large eyes of her. I did not see her in Brokeback Mountain, but she really needs to get more roles unlike the “Andy Sachs” character to rid that typecast; at least for me.

Yes, this movie does have many nice clothes, but just by looking at the title of the movie, you would have guessed the heavy than usual product placements in the movie. Some of the products placed were: Apple Computers Inc., Dolce & Gabbana, Karl Lagerfeld, J.K. Rowling, and of course Prada.

With all that product placements and a weak story plot, this movie is more like a elaborate commercial than a motion picture.

It is obvious where Fox Pictures found the money to pay the salaries of the actors, but will they [Fox] make a profit, that will depend on how many women wants pay to go see an on screen fashion show.

Rating Legend:
5Stars Not to be missed
4Stars Wait for the DVD
3Stars Buy from iTunes Store
2Stars Rent it if you can
1Stars Waste your time elsewhere

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