So I finally got my fabulous ass to a movie theater this past weekend and saw The Devil Wears Prada. Iâ€™m sooooo glad that I did. The Meryl Streep/Anne Hathaway flick has already amassed over $120 million at the North American box office (a very nice profit given its $35 million budget) in 9 weeks of release and dare I say has tickled the funny bone of many fags along the way. I know gents who have seen the film two, three times, which at the time I thought was a bit obscene but having now seen the film myself, it definitely falls into the â€œonce is not enoughâ€ category of viewing. And while I may not find the time to see it a second time at the theaterâ€”not with the Toronto International Film Festival beckoning to meâ€”I can definitely see myself purchasing it once itâ€™s released on DVD. One can only imagine what delicious extras it will come with!
Needless to say, Meryl Streep reigns supreme as bitchy, bossy Miranda Priestly. BTW, has anyone ever seen a bad Meryl Streep performance? Honestly, the woman is total screen perfection, whether it be comedy, drama, whatever. I think sheâ€™s a definite shoe-in for at least a Golden Globe nomination and probably the win. And even Oscar may not forget her when nomination time comes along. Normally, comedic performancesâ€”and most summer releases–are often overlooked but weâ€™re talking Meryl Streep here. With 13 nominations (and 2 wins, I think) sheâ€™s received more than any other actor. A 14th nod for her performance in The Devil Wears Prada seems likely—especially given how few great roles for actresses are out there at any given time. Whatâ€™s with that anyway?
If you get a chance you should check out the filmâ€™s website, if only to take the Fashion 101 test (while listening to Madonna’s “Jump”). For what itâ€™s worth, I scored 65% which given the subject matter is a grade I was quite happy with. Sadly, Miranda Priestlyâ€™s on-line evaluation of my results was slightly less positive. No need for me to give up my day job, Iâ€™m thinking.