Sunday, July 09, 2006

Movie review Devil wears Prada

Meryl Streep - one of my favorite actresses, makes such a powerful statement in her current movie, "The Devil Wears Prada". She dominates the people around her and scares the hell out of almost all of them, including her first assistant. It's such an abrasive world that everyone in it who does not have some semblance of real life to escape to gets worn down. The rudeness is unbelievable and the pace of life in NYC and the fashion industry makes watching this a bit difficult for a mountain man.
If you hate Streep as Miranda, you try to love her second assistant Andrea, because her flaws are so human, so like what we all endure on a daily basis.
The Miranda character demands perfection and degrades her subordinates with practiced cruelty. They take it because it is a privilege to work with someone so powerful, so respected for her business sense and acumen. Humiliation is the price paid to be in the company of "the best, the brightest".
Like fashion, the life of Miranda is a show with glitz and glamour but lacking depth, substance.
Lots of money and shallow interactions, and no sense of humanity, no time for being, just doing more, making more, with less and less feeling. You ALOMOST are sorry for her, but it is her mess. She is a big girl. she makes her choices and lives with them, however sad and ultimately lonely that leaves her.


1 comment:

kenju said...

David, I read that book, and I do intend to see the movie. I have heard the part compared to Glenn Close in Cruella DeVille.....LOL

Love the sailboat above. I am sure you will have a lot of fun in that!

Michele sent me.