Lauren_Weisberger's best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen in this comedy. Andrea "Andy" Sachs (Anne_Hathaway) is a bright young woman from the Midwest who has just graduated from college and wants to work as a magazine writer. Andy has applied for a job at "Runway," America's most prestigious fashion journal; though Andy has little to no interest in the garment trade, they are one of the only magazines in New York with a job opening -- second assistant to editor Miranda Priestly (Meryl_Streep). As Andy quickly learns, Miranda is a diva with plenty of power within the magazine business and she isn't afraid to use it, and though Andy lands the job (primarily by being in the right place at the right time), she soon learns that working for Miranda could test the patience of a saint thanks to her endless demands and refusal to acknowledge the end of a work day. Andy struggles to hold on to the job and her sanity, knowing that a recommendation from Miranda can open nearly any door at any magazine, but can she handle the pressure without losing her mind along the way?
The film, "The Devil Wears Prada," was a box office smash in 2006 and also holds some lessons for anyone having to deal with bullying in the workplace. Starring Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, the haughty editor of a fashion magazine, and Ann Hathaway as Andy Sachs, her obedient assistant, the film highlights the behaviors of a boss bully and provides some answers to the question, "Who do bullies target?"
Sachs is competent and confident in the film's early scenes, but she quickly dissolves into a "lap dog" when confronted with her the magisterial bullying demands of her boss bully and the first assistant. She fetches the coffee, only to be told:
"Pour it out. I don't want it."
She works late, because Priestly expects her to, and she accedes to everything asked of her, including giving... [continues]
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