Review: The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Typically there is one summer movie performance that stands out from the rest. Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada is this summer’s most impressive performance thus far.

The screen legend stars as Miranda Priestly, the vicious editor of Runway magazine, who creates a tense work environment, in this slightly satirical look at the fashion industry .

Enter Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs, who lands every girl’s dream job as Miranda Priestly’s assistant. She is remarkably unfit and unprepared for the job. She lacks fashion knowledge and she is, after all, a size six. But what Andrea has is the determination to be successful at her often demeaning tasks, even if that means hurting the people she loves the most.

While Hathaway proves that she can hold her own against big names like Streep, The Devil Wears Prada, is without a doubt, Streep’s picture. Her performance evokes moments where you are both uncomfortable and awestruck.

Expect Meryl Streep to be mentioned several times during the 2007 award show season.