Not every successful book-to-film adaptation is ripe for a sequel. We can’t all be J. R. R. Tolkien. And as reviews of “Revenge Wears Prada” trickle in, it seems more and more certain that there will be only one film depicting Lauren Weisberger’s world of “Runway” magazine.
Although it was a bestseller, “Prada” (the book) didn’t even come close to the success of the movie, as the Post’s review suggested upon its 2006 release.
“If the original novel — as popular as it was — has a thin plot, mediocre writing and a trite ending, how do you make it work as major motion picture?
In this case, the answer appears to be: Hire Meryl Streep.” Read the review.
The film has remained a favorite. Want proof? Just scroll through regular cable listings on any given Saturday, and there is a good chance it will be playing — thanks in large part to Streep’s version of Miranda Priestly, and unsung hero Emily Blunt as her assistant, Emily.
In honor of the release of “Revenge,” we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the film that taught us that Kmart chooses their colored sweaters based on Wintour’s eye-rolling, and that a cube of cheese can help right before you feel like you’re going to pass out.
Here’s a look at some of the other lessons we’ve learned from “The Devil Wears Prada,” in gif form:
Sunglasses are more than an accessory, they can be used for dramatic effect.
Stomach flues are a great way to shed extra pounds.
When feeling overwhelmed, try positive affirmations.
Coffee is an office requirement and should be served at a temperature equivalent to the sun.
Moving slow is an intolerable offense.
And being sick is not an option.
Read the review of “Revenge Wears Prada.”