Thursday, August 31, 2006

Review: The Devil Wears Prada

Has the great Meryl Streep ever not been...well, great? As the title character in the wickedly funny The Devil Wears Prada, Streep gives another masterful performance, easily making Miranda Priestly a not-entirely-soulless monster. Not many actresses could have made being a real bitch seem effortless, but then again, we're talking about the most nominated actress here. Anna Hathaway, the true lead of the film, does a fine job with it. I've been impressed with her since Brokeback Mountain, and she doesn't disappoint here. The film is great fun and has some depth, but it is still predictable and does not offer much of anything new in terms of its plot. Still, that's a minor consideration given that you're given nearly two hours of a good performance from Hathaway, fine contributions from Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt, and delicious nastiness from La Streep herself. Grade: B+

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