Major Adventures

Just a bloke's records of how his life unfolds.

Friday, October 27, 2006

The Devil Wears Prada

What a terrific film, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I detest Meryl Streep at the best of times and this movie just gave me cause to despise her even more, what perfect casting. I am concerned, however, for the character of Andrea Sachs was harshly treated. She had just 'fallen' into a job that provided her with a new outlook on life, new experiences and adventures. It was a post that allowed her to explore another side of her personality and creativity and extend herself. I was slightly frustrated with her friends and boyfriend who seemed not to be supportive of this new venture. They constantly criticised her for not following through with her 'morals' and 'what she stood for before she started working for the magazine'. Sure it is hard that she was late home for the boyfriend's birthday, I understand that it is frustrating but was it his 30th? Was it a landmark occasion? She had not even finished 12 months in the job and was learning the ropes, enjoying the challenges and thriving under the pressure and thrill of overcoming all the challenges sent out there by Miranda Priestly (Streep). Isn't it just a matter of Tall Poppy Syndrome?

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