This heroine’s journey through the world of high-powered New York fashion is as much a genre fantasy as the Harry Potter books Andy (Anne Hathaway) is sent to procure–with Sixth Avenue instead of Hogwarts, gay Stanley Tucci as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Paris for Mordor. The humor has some snap but the storytelling is painfully obvious, the costumes were better in Lord of the Rings, and it’s all staged according to the most tired TV conventions. Meryl Streep was funnier when she stole a ham. That’s all.

The Devil Wears Prada. David Frankel, 2006. **

[tags]meryl streep, anne hathaway, emily blunt, stanley tucci, david frankel, prada, nyc, fashion, heros journey, harry potter[/tags]