Devil Wears Prada, The
Entertainment: +2
Acceptability: -2

Cast: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Emily Blunt, Adrian Grenier. Comedy. Written by Aline Brosh McKenna. Directed by David Frankel.

FILM SYNOPSIS: Based on the best-selling novel, The Devil Wears Prada stars two-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep as high-powered fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, and Anne Hathaway, as Mirandas new assistant a small-town girl trying to survive her impossibly demanding new boss.

PREVIEW REVIEW: Crisp, sharp-tongued wit (rare in today's movies) and an Oscar-worthy performance by Meryl Streep (complete with a whispered delivery that sends shivers of intimidation down the spine of not just the film's hapless underling, but of each audience member) highlight this satire of the fashion world and the people who populate it.

The heroine has a sweet spirit and though she is mistreated by snobbish co-workers, she in turn gives them a caring respect, reinforcing the biblical lesson concerning loving the unlovable. She also learns life lessons about what's important: love and integrity. And the film reminds this generation that clothing style does, whether we like it or not, partially define who we are. Alas, again, we have a movie where the lead lives with her boyfriend outside marriage. It appears that in certain segments of society (other than the gay community) marriage is no longer important.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright
Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Crude Language: There are a couple of jokes bordering crudity, but generally, this film refrains from coarse comedy.
Obscene Language: Frustrated, the lead utters the s-word three times, then in once scene, she repeats it several more times as shes late for a meeting. The lead gets mad at her friends and calls them a bad name. Also, three minor expletives (damns and hells).
Profanity: Christs name is misused once and the expression oh my God is heard four or five times.
Violence: A woman is hit by a car, leaving her in a body cast.
Sexual Intercourse: The lead lives with her boyfriend. We see the couple in bed, but no sexual activity.
Nudity: None.
Homosexual Conduct: It is subtly implied that one of the clothiers is gay, but there is no sexual activity.
Sexually Suggestive Action/Dialog: A couple of sexual references played for laughs.
Drug Abuse: There is some social drinking the couple and their friends meet at a bar on a regular basis, and in one scene it is implied that the lead gets drunk. Separated from her boyfriend, she sleeps with a man on a first date.
Other: None
Running Time: 110 minutes
Intended Audience: Older teens and adults

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