Review: The Devil Wears Prada
Some people say it's a great movie if you're a teenage girl, but this bloke in his thirties really enjoyed The Devil Wears Prada.
It's a typical Faustian tale of temptation and the high price of success. Andrea (Anne Hathaway) takes on a job as PA to the fearsome fashion editor Miranda Priestley. At first it's just a job, until Andrea reaches a crisis point and must decide - will she fit in with her job's impossibly high fashion standards and cater to her boss's every whim, or will she quit? She's not a quitter, so she becomes part of the landscape.
It's a good film to watch and think about:
- toxic working environments
- abusive bosses
- the close relationship between ambition, fear and no imagination
- entrepreneurship as a necessary way out from the madness!
- the importance of our small moral choices - they all add up to big choices