Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Corn chowder. That's an interesting choice. You do know that cellulite is one of the main ingredients in corn chowder.
Hello I am the movie encyclopedia, if no one else will see it then I will.
Im gonna lay it out there. I like chick flicks. And no im not gay. I like Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Notebook, Marley and Me, Devil Wears Prada and Sex and the City: The Movie. You know why I like them? They are good movies. Sure they have stuff that appeals more towards women and have strong female characters, but if a movie is good its good! Devil Wears Prada is on the top of that list. Its my favorite chick flick ever. Its witty, funny, has great acting all around and has a really good message of beauty not just being skin deep. And it helps that the queen of acting Meryl Streep plays the greatest bitch in the history of films.
TDWP is set in New York and based on the 2003 book by Lauren Weisburger about her time working at a fashion magazine. Anne Hathaway plays Andrea "Andy" Sachs, an upbeat girl with dreams of writing for the New Yorker. She is fresh out of college and looking for a job. She has a great boyfriend (Adrian Grenier from Entourage in an actually good role) and great friends. Its all going well for her until she lands a job as an assistant on the fictional magazine Runway. She is hired quickly, despite being out of place (high fashion vs no fashion), and starts her journey into Hell, despite people throughout the movie saying that others would kill for her job (whenever Andy complains).
Being an assistant isnt hard right? Well it is if your working for Miranda Priestly, a picky, haughty, prissy, scary woman who can end a fashion show with the movement of her lips. She is the queen of the bitches so its only fitting that Meryl Streep play her since she is the queen of acting. Let me say this. Streep is fantastic. She is funny, quick with witty comments and plays a bitch great, but you still love her. That takes a lot to make a movie where the antagonist is beloved. Honestly I could watch the movie again just to hear all her comments over and over.
Hathaway does great as usual. She is one of those people that can be pretty herself or ugly herself up for a role. She always looks like she loves what she does and shes not good just because of her looks. She has great comic timing, she can be real when it comes to emotional scenes, and even if the rest of the movie is bad, she always brings a light to it. If you are still not convinced shes a good actress watch Rachel Getting Married. After you watch that come back to me and say shes not good. You cant. She has the real potential of being the next Meryl Streep.
Filling out the rest of the cast is the ever delightful (and surprisingly not gay) Stanley Tucci. Tucci is a great character actor playing real AND fake people. He always immerses himself in the role. You never see Tucci, you always see Nigel or any of his other characters. He is the comic backbone to this movie and always brings out great lines at the perfect moment. Also in the cast is Emily Blunt who plays the dry, monotone, I hate but love my job, Emily who is always there to quip about everthing and complain that Andy doesnt deserve this job, especially when Andy becomes the new favorite. But she is awesome as always. The big surprise re-watching this is Simon Baker (the mentalist) He is such a great actor and now such a recognizable face that when you see him in this movie (even though he is great) its a real surprise. But as usual he is awesome in this role.
The writing is great, the acting is great, this movie is great. And it is arguably the best chick flick ever.
MY VERDICT: TOP 20