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The clothes make the man.

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Plot Overview


vegetablesapplying makeupwoman in fur coatBlousy, corn-fed Andrea “Andy” Sachs (Anne Hathaway) hailing from Ohio has secured a position as second assistant to redoubtable Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep) editor in chief of Runway fashion magazine in NYC. Through dint of application, sampled clothing, make­over, and diet, she has made her­self indispensable and is rewarded with a trip to the annual Parisian fashion show. There she reevaluates the cost to her in love, friend­ship, and dignity in pursuing this career trajectory.


Movies sometimes exalt the little guy, to make him feel good about him­self. This one follows the pattern established in Proverbs: (Prov. 30:24) “There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:”

plowing(Prov. 30:25) “The ants are a people not strong, yet they prepare their meat in the summer.” One normally associates summer with early adult­hood when working even a subsistence job the wise person develops life­long good work habits. Here Andy “was editor in chief of the Daily North­western, won a national competition for college journalism.” She and her friends drink a toast “to jobs that pay the rent.” She's “smart, learns fast, and will work very hard.” Miranda hired her “with that impressive résumé and the big speech about your so-called work ethic” even though she was hardly a fashionista.

(Prov. 30:26) “The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks.” There the wolf at the door can't get at them. Andy wanting to be a journalist wisely went to New York where the publishing action is.

(Prov. 30:27) “The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands.” She develops her own contacts. The employment agency refers her to Elias Clarke Publishers (of Runway.) She enlists their fashion director Nigel Kipling (Stanley Tucci) to help her dress in style. And she taps established writer Christian Thompson (Simon Baker) to obtain a copy of an unavailable book her lady boss requires.

(Prov. 30:28) “The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.” Palaces routinely get dusted but when the webs get cleaned out, the feisty spider strikes out for another vacant corner. Nigel tells her, “Let me know when your whole life goes up in smoke. Means it's time for a promotion.” Instructive is the way aging Miranda holds on when upper management tries to edge her out.

Production Values


” (2006) was directed by David Frankel. It was written by Aline Brosh McKenna adapted from the novel by Lauren Weis­berger. It stars Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep and Adrian Grenier and also features Stanley Tucci, Emily Blunt and Simon Baker. The acting was good throughout. Andy's best friend of sixteen years Lily from Cincinnati (Tracie Thoms) is black, which may seem unlikely in a city bordering hard on the South (Kentucky) until we meet Andy's well-heeled dad. He comes to visit and takes in Chicago the musical.Chicago In it, you may recall, the prison matron Mama Morton (Queen Latifa) is a negress running the women's cell block dispensing favors for pay. The lawyer is a shyster who represents offenders for their dough. Andy's parents wanted her to pursue law at Stanford but let her make up her own mind. Miranda commends her for being able to “see beyond what people want, and what they need and you can choose for your­self.” Andy chooses her friends independently, too. Her boy­friend Nate (Adrian Grenier) works all day in food preparation unshaven. Her gambling buddy Doug (Rich Sommer) hosts poker parties at his place. And ebony Lily is the quint­essential jungle bunny latching onto a Bang and Olufsen phone that resembles an elephant tusk and going berserk over bwana's gift to her of an osten­tatious purse. If there had been any parental objections, they didn't matter.

MPAA rated it PG–13 for some sensuality. Andy was of easy virtue living with her boy­friend for years with­out thought of marriage and sleeping with the next one less than a week after breaking up with the first. She had no thought of commitment (“I'm not your baby.”) She admits to being “not so innocent” but she's fiercely loyal to her friends, family, and fellow workers.

The models were called clackers for the sound they made walking in six inch stilettos. This was evidently in tribute to the roaring twenties babes who had a short-lived fad of going about in unbuckled galoshes that flapped when they walked, giving rise to their nick­name flappers who symbolized a whole era, an era that came to an end with the repeal of prohibition in 1933.

The cinematography is decent and the fashions lavish. The music is a little intrusive. The funniest takes are in the deleted scenes; I added a half star to my rating for them. Runtime is 1¾ hours.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

photographerI went to college in Cincinnati but it would be unfair for me to compare the women I pursued there with Anne Hathaway. She is cos­metic­ally not my type, though she may have appealed to some of my friends. She was a good blank slate to model clothes on. The men in this picture are window dressing and the plot is predictable so guys who under­stand­ably don't get off on fashions might be better off with another selection, though the picture itself was well enough made. Chicks should enjoy it.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: No action, no adventure. Suitability for Children: Suitable for children 13+ years with guidance. Special effects: Average special effects. Video Occasion: Good for groups of fashion minded ladies. Suspense: Predictable. Overall movie rating: Four stars out of five.