The Devil Wears Prada has been my ultimate feel-good movie for the past 10 years! I admit it’s not a masterpiece, but I have a strong conviction that a movie doesn’t need to be great or complex to be enjoyed.
Andrea just graduated and dreamed of being a journalist. When she gets a job at Runway magazine, she will discover what the word hell truly means by being the assistant of Miranda Priestly, the most tyrannic editor of the prestigious magazine.
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As I said before, The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite movies, and my number one feel-good movie. I first watched the movie when I was 15 and dreamed of being a journalist, and I fell in love with it. And for the past 10 years, I must have watched the movie over 15 times. I also credit this movie as the movie that has made me want to move to New York when I “grow up.” Dream I still have today.
As I said before, the movie isn’t a masterpiece. However, it’s a fun, entertaining romantic comedy. And every time I watch it, I’m kind of sad that they don’t release romantic comedy like that anymore. Because in the end, it’s a movie solely focused on Andrea’s dream and what she has to do to achieve it.
Over the years, I have also realized that the movie has some negative aspects that I didn’t see before. For example, the way Andrea is treated by her friends and her boyfriend. They are constantly undermining her and have no respect for her. When she gifts them swag that she got in her job, they are all for it. But the minute that she has to work, they just get angry at her.
I guess that would be my main criticism of the movie. The fact that she seems to forgive them even though they treat her horribly. And more importantly, from the moment she started changing her appearance, they didn’t take her seriously anymore. The worst is that Andrea takes her boyfriend back in the end, after the way he treated her.
On a more positive note, I really enjoyed the relationships between Andrea and Miranda and Andrea and Emily. These relationships are a great example of women growing to respect each other professionally and even personally. Because Andrea manages to prove herself in her work, people grow to respect her more. And that’s actually the message I chose to take from the movie. That if you put in the effort, a lot of things are possible, even if you doubted it initially.
Should you watch The Devil Wears Prada?
I hope I convinced you to watch this movie. Because every time I feel down, nothing cheers me up more than watching it. So, of course, I would recommend that you watch The Devil Wears Prada at least once in your life!