RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA

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When Andy Met Harry

For all my HP fans, how did you feel when Andy called the Harry Potter books wretched? I literally gasped and clutched my pearls. She was just jealous that she hadn’t thought of them first, right? Right!

Speaking of Harry Potter, I preferred the book solution to the HP problem. Andy had to find a solution on her own without the help of the guy trying to get in her pants. Also, there was the slight hiccup of there only being one copy, so the twins had to share, and it didn’t turn Andy into the super assistant.

Kiss Tucci’s Gucci

Stanley Tucci, like Meryl Streep, is one of the bests! No matter the role, he is going to knock it out of the park. Movie Nigel is so different from Book Nigel that I almost thought they created a new person like Doug, the random fourth friend. Book Nigel rarely has contact with Andy and his description reminded me more of André Talley, but Movie Nigel is basically Andy’s Fairy Godfather. Upgrading her from Gap to Chanel. Breaking her down and building her up and sprinkling some witty quips along the way. It’s one of the few aspects from the movie that I prefer to the book.

Champagne Dreams and Bud Light Budgets

It’s so crazy how much money Runway spent with scrapping photo shoots, Miranda leaving Hermès scarves all over Manhattan, on-demand car service, daily dry cleaning, expensive Christmas gifts for Miranda’s contacts. Elias-Clark had to be hemorrhaging money! With the current state of print media, there has to be way tighter budgets these days.

Honesty is the Best Policy

Andy lets Miranda know that she is not into fashion and has never read Runway. That is a life lesson for us all to never lie on your résumé or during an interview. See kids…if you’re always honest, then you will luck into a job that a million girls would die for!

The Cerulean Read

I LOVE when Miranda reads Andy for filth over her comments about the turquoise belts. There is nothing like putting a know-it-all who thinks they’re above fashion in their place — Yes, even you, pseudo intellectual, wear what you wear because of me. It’s not in the book, but I would never ever take it out of the movie. It’s just too good!

Great Minds Think Alike

Do you listen to Slate’s podcast? If you don’t, then you should start immediately. They put out some great content, and they inspired the name of our book club. Well, I was just listening to Dear Prudence and lo and behold Prudy had the most amazing rant at the end of the show about the suckiness known as Movie Andy’s friends. Check it out!

Not How That Works

“She was taking seventeen credits this semester in an effort to pull up her GPA after last spring’s mediocre showing.”

“An article for some totally random, esoteric academic journal that no one will ever read but I still have to write just so I can say I’m published” “That’s annoying. When’s it due?” “Tomorrow.” Total nonchalance. She looked completely unfazed.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

That was for all my fellow graduate school survivors who know that there is no way any of those two scenarios are possible. First of all, a full schedule of graduate level coursework is 3 classes, which gives you about 9-10 credits. Seventeen credits are implausible! And there is no way you can even write the first draft of an article that would be worthy of an academic journal the night before it’s due. C’mon Man. What we doin’ out here man?

Your Turn

So…has being completely honest landed you a sweet gig? Are you worried about the current state of print media? Have you survived grad school? What’s your favorite shade of blue? Are you Team Harry or Team Andy? Let us know in the comments! |RL

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