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''The Devil Wears Prada'' is a 2006 FilmOfTheBook starring Creator/AnneHathaway and MerylStreep. It tells the story of a young woman named Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Hathaway). Her first job out of college is as personal assistant to a merciless fashion magazine editor, Miranda Priestly (Streep). It is loosely based on the real editor for ''Vogue'' magazine, Anna Wintour (sometimes called "[[IncrediblyLamePun Nuclear Wintour]]" by her detractors); see TheSeptemberIssue for a documentary about the real Wintour.

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!!This film provides examples of:

* AccidentalMisnaming: Andy considers it a great breakthrough when Miranda starts calling her by her own name.
* AdaptationDyeJob: Andrea, blonde (like author Lauren Weisberger) in the book, is played by the dark-haired Anne Hathaway in the film.
* AmbiguouslyGay: Doug. He was gay in {{Fanon}} until WordOfGod stated otherwise.
* BadBoss: Miranda, so ''so'' much.
* BaldOfAwesome: Nigel.
* TheBeautifulElite
* BecomingTheMask: Andy takes the job as a means to higher goals but is seduced by the fashion industry. And/or by her boss, depending on what you see in the subtext.
* BeleagueredAssistant: Andy and Emily.
* BeYourself
* BlackBestFriend: Lily.
* CatchPhrase: "That's all."
* ChickFlick
* CostumePorn
* CuttingTheElectronicLeash
* TheDanza: EmilyBlunt as Emily Charlton (of the coincidental variety).
* DeadpanSnarker: Miranda and Emily, especially Miranda.
--> By all means, move at a glacial pace; you know how that thrills me.
* DeathGlare: Miranda.
* DeniedParody: Miranda bears a striking similarity to ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour, but the author maintains that she is a [[CompositeCharacter composite]] of fiction and various stories of her friends' first jobs.
* DoubleStandard: After she warms up to Miranda, Andy points out that if Miranda were a man, people wouldn't care about her sadistic ways, only what a great job she does.
** Andy is also subjected to this as she gets better at her job by her friends and boyfriend. While it's understandable to get upset over someone working overtime on a special occasion, it's another to not be able to acknowledge that she's just trying to do a one-year ''job'' so she can pay her dues and hopefully get the job she ''actually'' wants.
* 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."
* FriendsRentControl: Mostly averted. Andy and Nate are two recent college graduates and their apartment is only slightly nicer than what someone of their income level could realistically afford.
** Andy's father is also helping her out with rent.
* HighTurnoverRate: Andy's last two predecessors were fired after a couple of weeks.
* HollywoodPudgy: In-universe, as a pot-shot to the fashion industry in general. Size-six Andy is considered fat at work and has to lose weight. It's also implied at one point that Miranda has postponed a photo shoot with Gwyneth Paltrow until she's lost some weight. The Gwyneth mention was due to the fact that at the time, she'd just had one of her children.
* HumblePie: After being chewed out by her boss, Andy storms out of the office and goes down to Nigel to complain. Nigel answers with a thorough TheReasonYouSuckSpeech, forcing Andrea to admit that she doesn't appreciate her position enough.
* InformedJudaism - Andy as well as [[spoiler: Miranda, who changed her name to not sound Jewish]] in the book. These aspects are not mentioned in the film though.
* InWithTheInCrowd: Andy after she "drinks the kool-aid" and neglects her old friends.
* IronLady: Miranda.
* IronicName: The boss from Hell has the last name "Priestly."
* LipstickAndLoadMontage: The opening credits.
* LonelyAtTheTop: Miranda Priestly.
* LostAesop: The film starts off saying "Don't follow the crowd", championing Andy's uniqueness, only to reveal that her colleagues do actually know what they're talking about and she needs to catch up now she's working in the fashion industry. It then heads towards "Broaden your horizons and get to know the people you thought you had nothing in common with", changes direction and staggers towards "Don't put your job ahead of your friends" before eventually ending up somewhere in the region of "Don't compromise your ideals by working for a heartless bitch", even though doing so results in Andy getting her dream job...
* MakeoverMontage
* MorningRoutine: Shows Andy's morning routine, contrasted with other women's, to show how different she is.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Miranda Priestly is very obviously based on ''Vogue'' editor Anna Wintour.
** Anna was a good sport about this and even showed up to the premiere of the movie... wearing Prada from head-to-toe.
* NoSympathy: Miranda
* NotEvilJustMisunderstood: Miranda Priestly.
* NotSoDifferent: Miranda gives Andy this speech at the end of the film.
** Specifically, she says "I see a great deal of myself in you." The beautiful irony is that she means it as a CrowningMomentOfHeartWarming (or at least a WellDoneSonGuy moment), whereas Andy [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame interprets this]] as a sign that she has crossed the MoralEventHorizon.
*** To expand on the above: Andy calls Miranda out on ruining Nigel's promotion to save her own ass and that she'll never do such a thing. Miranda tells her that she already did when she went to Paris in Emily's place.
* PetTheDog: Andy calls Emily to offer her some of the clothing she was given by various designers while in Paris.
* PetHomosexual: Averted with Nigel. He does give Andy a makeover, thereby [[HollywoodHomely saving her from herself]], and he is TallDarkAndSnarky, but he's also ''much'' higher up the ladder than she is, as well as legitimately older and wiser, offers guidance in her career only, and doesn't hover around her like he has nothing better to do than make sure her life is running like clockwork.
** The Nigel in the book is a much different character. Young, African American, and larger-than-life flamboyant ([[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed believed to based on another real person]] at ''Vogue'', editor-at-large (and he ''is'' large) André Leon Talley). He also doesn't seem to connect with Andy on a meaningful level. Instead he's occasionally brought up in the book as one of the few people who can disagree with Miranda without fearing for their lives.
*** And in the book he is just one of several gay staffers at the magazine.
* PluckyOfficeGirl: Andy herself is this.
* PowerHair: Miranda, again.
* PrecisionFStrike: coupled with a CrowningMomentOfAwesome. In the book this is essentially how Andy hands her resignation to Miranda.
** Except that Andy's not doing something righteous or standing up for some lofty principle by quitting her job, which is totally how the movie presents it.
* PrettyInMink / FurAndLoathing: The fur coats and wraps Miranda wears could go either way with this trope and might even depend on your interpretation.
* ProductPlacement: Roughly 60% of the movie -- 90% if you watch it with the DVD commentary.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Andy seems to get nothing but these -- first from her coworkers for not taking her job seriously, then from her friends for taking her job seriously.
* ThighHighBoots: A key part of Andy's makeover is when she appears at the office wearing a chic Chanel outfit, complete with elegant black thigh boots (also by Chanel) and dazzles the other office workers.
* TomboyishName: Andrea goes by the nickname "Andy".
* WideEyedIdealist: Andy starts out as one, fresh out of Northwestern.
* WithFriendsLikeThese: Andy's friends and boyfriend. They gladly accept the gifts she gives them (courtesy of her job at ''Runway''), but in the same breath "playfully" steal her phone while it is ringing and toss it between them, with her ''boss'' on the line - an act which could easily get Andy ''fired''.
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Miranda regrets how her high-stress lifestyle is negatively affecting the lives of her children, but acknowledges that it's a result of the choices she's made and won't complain about her own problems.
* YankTheDogsChain: [[spoiler:Poor Nigel]].
* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: See NotSoDifferent above.
** Nevertheless Miranda does give Andy the recomendation

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!!The book provides examples of:

* WeAllLiveInAmerica - the English Miranda is described as leaving high school in London at seventeen, three months short of graduation. In the UK, students go to secondary school, and leave at sixteen without 'graduating' (though nearly all get some qualifications- usually GCSEs- at this point; those that stay to 18 take additional qualifications for the last 2 years). Her siblings also slipped her 'bills' when they could afford it.
** The term "high school" is actually in pretty common usage in the UK, with many secondary schools actually having it as part of their name. The other terms, not so much.
** Depending on Miranda's exact age the official school leaving age at the time might even have been 15. Given that she was from an apparently poor East End family it is unlikely that she would have been expected (or even allowed) to stay at school beyond that. The qualifications at the time would have been CSEs or O-Levels depending on ability (at 16) and A-Levels (at 18).

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