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August 13th, 2006

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02:02 am - movie update
Saw The Devil Wears Prada tonight. Not a masterpiece, nor a particularly unpredictable story, but quite an enjoyable film all the same, with very likeable turns from Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci, and (the usual) towering performance from Meryl Streep. The only reason I don't declare Streep a national treasure is that doing so would probably provoke W into granting drilling rights in her to some corporation or other.

Also seen in the last coupla weeks:
  • Pilates Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Electric Boogaloo Dead Man's Chest (a little strident and not nearly as fun as the first movie, but entertaining in the bits where it's really firing on all cylinders, and greatly enriched by the addition of Stellan Skarsgård and Bill Nighy to the company);

  • Miami Vice (if you like Michael Mann films, it's a Michael Mann film, and if you don't like Michael Mann films, it's still a Michael Mann film);

  • V For Vendetta (thoughts here); and

  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, which made me laugh my arse off and which I now feel compelled to proselytise on behalf of. So go rent it already.

<streep>That's all.</streep>

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Date:August 13th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I've not read the book, but my understanding is that it's much more one-sidedly presented, with Andy (the narrator) portrayed pretty straightforwardly as the heroine and Miranda (the boss) as the bitch/villain/whatever.

The film version can't help but to make Miranda more engaging and offer some sympathy to her perspective – for better or worse, that's what happens when you put Meryl Streep in your movie.  :-)

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