History YMMV / TheDevilWearsPrada

31st Jul '16 12:56:29 PM fearlessnikki
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* DesignatedVillain: The movie tries to frame Christian as being a dick for [[spoiler: knowing about the plan to replace Miranda]] and the whole thing as a MoralEventHorizon for the character. Andy's "I'm not your baby" is intended as a ShutUpHannibal moment, which some feel is a bit overblown. The only genuinely dickish thing he does is kiss Andy while he knows she has a boyfriend, which ironically the movie blames ''Andy'' for.



* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Miranda's employees Jocelyn is played by Creator/RebeccaMader, who would later become known for starring on ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', {{Series/Lost}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Miranda's employees Jocelyn is played by Creator/RebeccaMader, who would later become known for starring on ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', {{Series/Lost}}'' ''{{Series/Lost}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.


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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Andy's friends are rather nasty, many thinking their attitude of throwing Andy's phone around while her boss is calling is way out of line. Lily blames Andy for Christian kissing her, not allowing Andy a chance to explain the situation. And Nate complains about Andy working so late as if she has some kind of control over it.
2nd Jul '16 8:23:56 PM Anddrix
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* PragmaticAdaptation: A lot of critics praised the film and claimed it improved on the book - most notably making Miranda more sympathetic
2nd Jul '16 8:13:38 PM Jayalaw
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!!YMMV on the book.
* TheScrappy: Lily in the books. Although she and Andy have been best friends since they were children, Lily rapidly starts to lose control of her life, her academics and her drinking problem. As one troper has pointed out, Andy isn't Lily's mother even if she insists on being her best friend and as her emergency contact. [[spoiler:If not for Lily drunk driving and ending up in a coma, Andy wouldn't have been put in an impossible situation where her family and Alex expected her to come home from Paris to check on Lily at the risk of getting fired.]]
10th Jun '16 4:49:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* AlternateAesopInterpretation: One could interpret the movie as a big BreakTheHaughty for Andy. At the start she turns up for a job interview knowing nothing about the magazine she's applying for or the woman she could possibly be employed by. She seems to view fashion as being beneath her, and the other girls as being ridiculously silly for indulging Miranda. Throughout the course of the story, she learns to take fashion seriously and her makeover is a sign of her applying herself to be successful at her job and understanding what she's doing - which any good writer ''needs'' to know.



* TheDanza: Creator/EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of the coincidental variety).
* EnforcedMethodActing: On the first day of shooting, Streep went up to a nervous Hathaway and told her, "I think you're perfect for the role and I'm so happy we're going to be working on this together. Keep this in mind, because this is the last nice thing you'll hear from me."
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: Specifically, AmbitionIsEvil. A popular criticism of the movie is that Andy is painted as having gone over to the dark side for having ''somewhat'' less time to spend with her boyfriend, family and friends, who are all constantly giving her shit for having a job they don't approve of and implying that she's probably bad at it anyway since they never knew her to be interested in fashion. And in spite of taking this approach, it also passes on the chance to do a BeautifulAllAlong -- Andy gives away most of her designer stuff at the end, but she remains the thinner, sleek-haired, flatteringly-made-up, well-dressed woman she learned to be working at ''Runway''.

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* TheDanza: Creator/EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of BrokenBase: With regards to the coincidental variety).
* EnforcedMethodActing: On
depiction of the first day fashion industry. Several industry figures called it a ClicheStorm that seemed to represent more what an outsider thought fashion was like. Others however praised the film for getting the politics and "sucking up" of shooting, Streep went up the industry spot on.
* ClicheStorm: Many pointed this out about the film, notably that it indulges several cliches about usual depictions of the fashion industry - all the workers being weight-obsessed, people being able
to a nervous afford expensive clothes despite being paid minimum wage, and presenting buying designer brands as crossing the MoralEventHorizon.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Despite Anne
Hathaway and told her, "I think you're perfect being the lead, most of the praise for the role and I'm so happy we're going film went to be working on this together. Keep this in mind, because this is the last nice thing you'll hear from me."
Emily Blunt for her funny portrayal of Emily.
* FamilyUnfriendlyAesop: FamilyUnfriendlyAesop:
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Specifically, AmbitionIsEvil. A popular criticism of the movie is that Andy is painted as having gone over to the dark side for having ''somewhat'' less time to spend with her boyfriend, family and friends, who are all constantly giving her shit for having a job they don't approve of and implying that she's probably bad at it anyway since they never knew her to be interested in fashion. And in spite of taking this approach, it also passes on the chance to do a BeautifulAllAlong -- Andy gives away most of her designer stuff at the end, but she remains the thinner, sleek-haired, flatteringly-made-up, well-dressed woman she learned to be working at ''Runway''.



* HollywoodHomely: This movie tries to pass off ''Anne Hathaway'' as unattractive at the beginning, though it was less that she was meant to seem unattractive and more that it was intended as a comment on the ridiculous standards of the fashion industry.

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* HilariousInHindsight: Anne Hathaway learns AnAesop about the evils of being MarriedToTheJob. Fast forward to ''Film/TheIntern'' where she is now the ''head'' of a fashion company, struggles to juggle her personal and professional life and eventually finds a balance without having to quit the job. ''The Intern'' could almost be viewed as a SpiritualSuccessor to this, given that Hathaway plays a BenevolentBoss.
* HollywoodHomely: This movie tries to pass off ''Anne Hathaway'' as unattractive at the beginning, though it was less that she was meant to seem unattractive Parodied and more that it was intended as a comment on used to show some of the ridiculous standards of the fashion industry. industry - since Anne Hathaway is described as an ugly fat girl by Miranda. It's clearly used to show Miranda's InsaneTrollLogic.
* JerkassWoobie: Miranda's daughters, if you stop and think about it. They're clearly spoilt by her and they direct Andy upstairs knowing Miranda will be furious with her, seemingly ForTheLulz, but though Miranda obviously loves them very much, she rarely spends time with them thanks to the magazine coming first. The few times we see them or hear them mentioned besides the scene at Miranda's house, they're always being escorted by Miranda's staff and have had to go through not only several stepfathers, but every newspaper calling their mother an IceQueen for driving another one away.



* PragmaticAdaptation: A lot of critics praised the film and claimed it improved on the book - most notably making Miranda more sympathetic
* RetroactiveRecognition: One of Miranda's employees Jocelyn is played by Creator/RebeccaMader, who would later become known for starring on ''{{Series/Fringe}}'', {{Series/Lost}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.
* StrawmanHasAPoint: Both Nigel and Miranda tell Andy off in her early days. They do have a point, as she seems to view fashion as being beneath her, which is a tad hypocritical considering she accepted the job. And in this case, knowing about the industry you're working in is kind of important, even if Andy is only an assistant.
* UnfortunateImplications: [[http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2006/sep/06/film.comment Here]] about the movie implying that it was impossible for a woman to be successful in both business and relationships - since Miranda is shown to be MarriedToTheJob and neglects her family, with the movie implying Andy is going the same route as her career progresses.



** JerkassWoobie: Miranda's daughters, if you stop and think about it. They're clearly spoilt by her and they direct Andy upstairs knowing Miranda will be furious with her, seemingly ForTheLulz, but though Miranda obviously loves them very much, she rarely spends time with them thanks to the magazine coming first. The few times we see them or hear them mentioned besides the scene at Miranda's house, they're always being escorted by Miranda's staff and have had to go through not only several stepfathers, but every newspaper calling their mother an IceQueen for driving another one away.

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** JerkassWoobie: Miranda's daughters, if you stop and think about it. They're clearly spoilt by her and they direct Andy upstairs knowing Miranda will be furious with her, seemingly ForTheLulz, but though Miranda obviously loves them very much, she rarely spends time with them thanks to the magazine coming first. The few times we see them or hear them mentioned besides the scene at Miranda's house, they're always being escorted by Miranda's staff and have had to go through not only several stepfathers, but every newspaper calling their mother an IceQueen for driving another one away.
19th Feb '16 6:25:01 PM TheLuckyCat
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** JerkassWoobie: Miranda's daughters, if you stop and think about it. They're clearly spoilt by her and they direct Andy upstairs knowing Miranda will be furious with her, seemingly ForTheLulz, but though Miranda obviously loves them very much, she rarely spends time with them thanks to the magazine coming first. The few times we see them or hear them mentioned besides the scene at Miranda's house, they're always being escorted by Miranda's staff and have had to go through not only several stepfathers, but every newspaper calling their mother an IceQueen for driving another one away.
7th Feb '16 7:48:11 AM Freshmeat
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* MagnumOpus: ''Dead Throne'' and/or ''With Roots Above and Branches Below''.
3rd Jul '15 6:00:42 PM Eagal
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** After spending the entire film criticising Andy for putting her career before their life together, Nate accepts a job that requires him to locate from New York to Boston and expects her to be fine with it.
3rd Jul '15 5:59:42 PM Eagal
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** AnAesop: "Don't become someone you're not just to advance your career, particularly in a 'dog-eat-dog' environment."



* HollywoodHomely: This movie tries to pass off ''Anne Hathaway'' as unattractive at the beginning, though it may have had more to do with her girl-next-door look and low-budget college wardrobe.
** Actually, no, she wasn't meant to be unattractive. Meryl Streep and scriptwriter Aline Brosh [=McKenna=] have both said in interviews that this was intended as a comment on the ridiculous standards of the fashion industry.
** In one interview Anne even goes on to defend Andy's wardrobe as she wore similar style herself when she was in/freshly out of college.

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* HollywoodHomely: This movie tries to pass off ''Anne Hathaway'' as unattractive at the beginning, though it may have had more to do with her girl-next-door look and low-budget college wardrobe.
** Actually, no,
was less that she wasn't was meant to be unattractive. Meryl Streep seem unattractive and scriptwriter Aline Brosh [=McKenna=] have both said in interviews more that this it was intended as a comment on the ridiculous standards of the fashion industry.
** In one interview Anne even goes on to defend Andy's wardrobe as she wore similar style herself when she was in/freshly out of college.
industry.
8th Jan '15 8:47:40 AM York
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** After spending the entire film criticising Andy for putting her career before their life together, Nate accepts a job that requires him to locate from New York to Boston and expects her to be fine with it.
27th Dec '14 8:34:43 PM nombretomado
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* TheDanza: EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of the coincidental variety).

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* TheDanza: EmilyBlunt Creator/EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of the coincidental variety).
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