Good morning, and welcome back to Book Club.
This time we are chatting about the movie version of The Devil Wears Prada, the film adaptation of Lauren Weisberger's bestselling novel.
I watched it again this week, and still feel the same about the actors' performances. Meryl Streep is brilliant as haughty and tyrannical editor-in-chief Miranda Priestley. Anne Hathaway does a great job portraying the bewilderment Andy feels when entering this strange (to her) fashion world, while learning to deal with the outlandish demands of her new boss, and the derision of her colleagues. And I also adored Stanley Tucci (Nigel) - remember his blue checked suit? - and Emily Blunt (Emily).
As is always the case when you have a chance to watch a movie again, I noticed new details and had a ball looking at all the outfits again. I also thought a bit more about the actual story. This time around I think I was more bothered by the cutthroat nature of the fashion industry, and the long hours and sacrifices that need to be made to get ahead.
But over to you first. Did you enjoy the movie? What are your favourite scenes? What did you think of Andy's outfit evolution? Any favourite ensembles? Any thoughts on the less than glamorous aspects of a job in the fashion industry?
For those of you who've read the book, I'm also curious to hear if the actors' portrayal of the characters matches with how you imagined them in your head. And were there any plot lines, scenes or details left out that you thought were important?