Film of the Day: The Devil Wears Prada

Meryl Streep steals the show; not even her Gucci specs can hide that steely gaze. Photo: 20th Century Fox

An iconic masterpiece of mid-2000s comedy, The Devil Wears Prada is full of compelling characters, great gags and unforgettable lines. Meryl Streep as the prideful Miranda Priestly hires a new intern for her prestigious ‘Runway’ magazine.

Anne Hathaway is Andy Sachs, the frantic intern, eager to impress and constantly at odds with the figures of the fashion world including her co-workers (Emily Blunt & Stanley Tucci). Slowly, an understanding develops between Sachs and Priestly, and the two go from enemies to… more friendly enemies.

The classic fish-out-of-water story from director David Frankel is ageless, just like the film’s costume department, and is just as era-defining as it is era-defined. If you haven’t seen The Devil Wears Prada, you’re missing out; there are few films that can match its style and attitude.

104 mins

The Devil Wears Prada – Sunday at 4.30pm on Film4