Meryl Streep earned her 14th (!!!) Oscar nomination for her performance as the diabolical Miranda Priestly in the 2006 comedy/drama The Devil Wears Prada – screening one night only, Friday July 20th at 8pm!
Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious fashion magazine Runway, she learns all too hard that sometimes a dream-come-true comes with its own set of nightmares, as she finds herself hired to be the assistant to the magazine’s tough-as-nails editor, Miranda Priestly (Streep). Alternately butting heads and bonding with fellow employee Emily (Emily Blunt) and Runway’s art director Nigel (Stanley Tucci), Andy struggles to maintain both her sanity and her sense of morality in the high-pressure world of New York fashion, while slowly coming to the realization that there may be more to Miranda than meets the eye.
Based on the best-selling 2003 novel of the same name by Lauren Weisberger – itself partly fiction and partly a composite of actual experiences Weisberger and her friends had in their first jobs, with Priestly based on Anna Wintour, editor-in-chief of Vogue – The Devil Wears Prada was a surprise summer hit for Fox, earning $325M worldwide and several international awards for both Streep and Blunt.
Directed by David Frankel. 2006. 109 minutes. PG-13.
Friday, July 20 – 8pm
“The Devil Wears Prada just feels authentic, from its glossy look to the specific and sometimes curious behavior of the secondary and tertiary characters. To watch it is like being entertained while getting an anthropological crash course.” – Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
“Single-handedly, Streep lifts Prada from adequate chick flick into intoxicating character study.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
“The Devil Wears Prada is a movie that revels in pleasure: the pleasure of fashion, of luxury, of power and ambition. It’s also a tremendous pleasure to watch.” – Dana Stevens, Slate