Friday, December 29, 2006

THE DEVIL IN MISS STREEP

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA is an entertaining film with a standout performance by Meryl Streep, who is not in the movie much, and even when she is, she does almost nothing... and still steals every scene she is in.

The rest of the movie leaves a lot to be desired. Anne Hathaway is weak as the through-character and is blown out of every scene Streep is in. The plotline consists of one predictable cliche after another. Stanley Tucci is also good but underutilized. Simon Baker is laughably miscast as the romantic lead. In his first scene, he looks like he just got an eyebrow transplant from Andy Rooney.

The movie is not as funny as I had hoped... although I think the fact that Streep's character reminds me too much of many people I have worked for in the film business. The audience as a whole did seem to laugh a lot more than I did.

Yet it is worth watching for Streep, who will almost certainly get nominated for her performance.
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