W: Aline Brosh McKenna [based on the novel by
DP: Florian Ballhaus
Ed: Mark Livolsi
Mus: Theodore Shapiro
PD: Jess Gonchor
Cos: Patricia Field
Anne Hathaway (Andrea Sachs), Meryl
Streep (Miranda Priestley), Emily Blunt (Emily Charlton), Stanley Tucci (Nigel)
Despite being demographically targeted to
women, men can also enjoy this fashion world comedy due to the deliciously bitchy performance by Meryl Streep (although it really is a supporting performance rather than a leading
Anne Hathaway has the lead role as a budding
businesswoman vying to work her way up the ladder of the fashion & beauty industry. She lands a job as an assistant to Streep's acid-tongued publication editor who is
incredibly difficult to please.
Similarities can be struck to the 1988 film
Working Girl, especially with scenes involving Anne Hathaway's character choosing between her boyfriend and her career, although this film has enough originality to carry it,
based on the novel by Lauren Weisberger.
Despite all the critical plaudits going to
Meryl Streep, the real scene-stealing performance belongs to Emily Blunt as Hathaway's catty assistant rival.