TheDevil Wears Prada Movie Review
TheDevil Wears Prada is a 2006 comedy-drama film. Andy, a collegegraduate goes to New York City and gets a job as a co-assistant withEmily to a powerful fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly (Winoto&Tiffany, 213). While in New York, the simple and naïve Andy,who just-graduated in journalism, is employed to work as theco-assistant of the sophisticated Miranda Priestly. Miranda is aruthless and merciless executive of the Runway fashion magazine. Andydreams of becoming a journalist and faces the opportunity as atemporary professional challenge.
Thefirst assistant Emily advised Andy about the behavior and preferencesof their cruel boss, and the stylist Nigel helped Andy to dress moreadequately for the environment. Andy changed her attitude andbehavior, affecting her private life and the relationship with herboyfriend Nate, her family and friends (Phau & Min, 16). In theend, Andy learns that life is full of choices. The Devil Wears Pradais a movie for grown-ups. Andy being naïve stills dresses like anundergraduate, who offends the boss, Miranda Priestly. She throwsthings such as her coat, her purse at her assistants, rattles offtasks and orders an immediate action.
Andygets a job as an assistant to Emily, Miranda`s assistant. She findsout that her colleague, Emily is afraid of Miranda (Tucci, 3). Emilyis blunt to Andy and informs her that she needs to change herdressing code and also reminds her that she should always rememberthe Miranda’s commands. The young Andy had a relationship with herboyfriend, Nate. Her new job took her time and schedule that she didnot get proper time for her boyfriend. Nate started worrying aboutAndy, asking himself what could be the problem with the lover, Andy.Andy’s new job took away all her attention as she had a harsh bossthat always had a tight schedule for her in the office.
Movie`sconnection to the Real Life
Justas Andy, any youth in school, either college or university has adream of getting a good job after school. Some jobs that we land inmight make us turn away from our normal social lives. There are somejobs that have cost employees their relationships as they do not getenough time to spend with their loved ones. Andy did not getsufficient time with her boyfriend, Nate, and even her family.
WhenAndy was new at her workplace, she appeared to be naïve on thedressing code that was expected. Many youths suffer from identityconflict and would need a proper guidance on the dressing code thatis appropriate for official jobs. Emily had to remind Andy that shedid not dress appropriately. Youths wear in fashion as that is whatis witnessed in many campuses today.
Inthe movie, Miranda, the boss is so cruel and always gives orders forall the employees’ actions. In the current world, most managersappear very harsh on their senior employees and most employees feartheir bosses as Emily feared Miranda.
LessonsLearned from the Movie
Fromthe film, it is clear to youths from colleges and campuses thatdressing code is crucial when they are going outside to search forjobs in the market. Teens should know that the kind of fashiondresses they put on the colleges are sometimes officials that areappropriate for formal jobs. From the movie, we can also learn thatnot everyone who dreams of landing themselves a good job after schoolsucceeds in getting their dream job at the first time. At times, youmay fall into the hand of Bosses that are harsh and frustrating likeMiranda. Devils Wears Prada also teaches us that at times, jobs cantake our normal social lives away.
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