It is 1 a.m. and I am watching The Devil Wears Prada. There are many things I love about this movie, though at times it feels like a caricature of a bitter intern — these are characters, exaggerated for effect. In The September Issue she comes across as an actual human beings and while demanding she is also vulnerable, and at least moderately understanding.
There are so many good montages. The intro sequence is exemplary and is a perfect juxtaposition between Andy and the girls atRunway. The fashion industry is very well suited to montages as are the mundane tasks Andy is asked to perform day after day.
As “Suddenly I See” plays in the opening sequence, “Vogue” by Madonna — this could not possibly have been left out — and “City of Blinding Lights” play you feel where she is. The soundtrack not only sets the stage but is an integral part of the story. High-fives all around.
That moment when they take the “ugly fat chick” and change her hair, put on some makeup and give her a new wardrobe. Nothing like a good makeover.