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"The Devil Wears Prada"

post #1 of 23
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I read this book last year because it was a "best seller".

OMG! It was horrible! The writing was frantic and choppy and repetative! Horrid writing! And by the end I was so stressed out I felt like I needed a Valium. Plus I wanted to wring the neck of Andy, the main character. Can you spell "A N N O Y I N G!" Between her whining and attitude I wanted to reach in and choke her. Worse book I've ever read.

After I read the book I had to find out how this book managed to be a "best seller" and decided to look up the reviews on it at Amazon. Well, I should have done that to begin with because the bulk of the reviews stated "don't waste your money!" A few said the movie was far better.

So last night the movie was on one of the movie channels and I decided to watch it. I like Meryl Streep so I figured it should be good. Well, talk about being wrong! It was billed as a "comedy", I didn't laugh once. I enjoyed Meryl Streep but that's about it.

Has anyone here read the book and/or seen the movie and actually ENJOYED it? What exactly was it about it that you enjoyed?
post #2 of 23
I've got the DVD here to watch still, but i've been told by a few people it's good
post #3 of 23
I hated the book but I LOVED the movie!!! Anne Hathaway was wonderful, plus I want the clothes!! haha
post #4 of 23
I tried to read the book several times, but it was SO boring that I never managed more than a few chapters.
post #5 of 23
I felt the same about the movie Haven't read the book though, thank god!!..lol
post #6 of 23
I haven't read the book but I saw the movie and I liked it.
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
I felt the same about the movie Haven't read the book though, thank god!!..lol

LOL, that pretty sums it up!!!! Well, that and the word "Irritating!"
post #8 of 23
I liked the movie. I had planned on reading the book, but if it's really that bad.......
post #9 of 23
I liked the movie. Not the best, but certainly not the worst either...
post #10 of 23
I haven't read the book, but I couldn't stand the movie... I actually watched it twice thinking maybe it would be better the second time, it wasn't.
post #11 of 23
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Originally Posted by sofiecusion View Post
I liked the movie. Not the best, but certainly not the worst either...
Feel free to read the reviews at Amazon. Not pretty! Don't forget to hit "next" at the bottom to read more. There are almost 1000 reviews.

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Originally Posted by bnwalker2 View Post
I haven't read the book, but I couldn't stand the movie... I actually watched it twice thinking maybe it would be better the second time, it wasn't.
You're braver than me. Once was more than enough. I'm still lost as to who it got "best seller" and turned into a movie. There are far more movie worthy books out there.
post #12 of 23
I just got through watching this movie about 20 minutes ago and now I see a thread about it .......

I did not like the movie at all!!!!
post #13 of 23
I haven't read the book or seen the movie-neithor really appealed to me.
post #14 of 23
I bought the movie, without ever seeing it in the Theatre. I found it to be OK. I didn't hate it, but I wish I hadn't spent the money on it. I like the TV show Ugly Betty a lot more than The Devil Wears Prada.
post #15 of 23
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
...Has anyone here read the book and/or seen the movie and actually ENJOYED it?...
No, and I suddenly have no desire to, either!
post #16 of 23
It's been quite some time since I read the book.

I liked it. I didn't think it was anything mind-stimulating, but it was entertaining. I didn't like the movie as much though.

I liked the lady who played the main charactor (Anne Hathaway). My kids LOVED her in the "kid" movies she made (Ella Enchanted and both Princess Diaries movies). The reason why she did this one is that she wanted to do more "grown-up" type movies.
post #17 of 23
I haven't read the book. The movie was alright. I liked that the hottie from Entourage played her BF.

As far as bad movies go, it doesn't approach the bad movie we watched last night.
post #18 of 23
I never read the book, but I saw the movie and by the end of the movie I too wanted to "choke" the spoiled, rude, self absorbed ---woman.
post #19 of 23
I got the book out because it was a best seller and seemed to be so hot at the time. OMG, I couldn't get through the 1st chapter! What a load of crap!!
It really irks me how such utter rubbish becomes a best seller, then gets turned into a movie.
post #20 of 23
I liked it, but only because I knew ahead of time that it wasn't going to be "good" so I didn't have any expectations. I think of it as the old tv show Full House- it's not actually good but is entertaining in its annoying-ness. Does that make sense?
post #21 of 23
I only saw the movie; first time I thought it was ok as I thought Meryl Streep was brilliant. Watched it a second time recently and thought it fell pretty flat. Not going to bother with the book!
post #22 of 23
Haven't read it or seen it... but I suspect I know why it got made into a movie: because it had big roles for women over 40. There are so many great actresses who are no longer ingenues, and so few scripts for them! I guess they're desperate for material.
post #23 of 23
I read the book and saw the movie.

the one thing that I will say is that a young person out of college without much 'real world' experience may not understand that they don't have to go through all the bs of impressing their boss just to earn their goal.

The only thing that made me finish the book (since I do agree that it was written horribly) was just to finish reading what else happened. I did actually cheer at the end when she told off the boss lady and stood up to her.

I was really disappointed they didn't do this in the movie.
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