“Is there some reason that my coffee isn’t here? Has she died or something?”
Unofficially based on real world- renowned fashion magazine editor, Anna Wintour, the fictional Miranda Priestly is as tough as they come. She’s also smart, clever and driven; the polar opposite of Andy, a homely but optimistic aspiring journalist, who somehow manages to get hired for a role many would die for: Miranda’s personal assistant. Unfortunately, what Andy assumes is an internship designed to mentor young writers, Miranda considers to be a position that facilitates her grand design, which must be executed with militaristic precision.
“You have no sense of fashion.”
“I think that depends on…”
“No, no… that wasn’t a question.”
There’s a surprising balance between two sides of the same coin: the flawless and the hapless are both equally self-righteous.
Throughout the various triumphs and tragedies in the subplots, each woman’s life is starkly altered by their relationship to the other. So much so that in the bittersweet end each becomes more firmly resolute about their goals for the direction of their lives.