There’s no shortage of judgment, side-eye or sarcastic jabs in this iconic, quotable drama. Andy, a former law student, ventures to New York City to chase her dreams of becoming a writer, but she learns that in order to climb up the ladder, she has to start from the bottom. Hired as an assistant to world-renowned Runway magazine editor-in-chief Miranda Priestly, Andy’s writing expectations and sense of pride quickly diminish. Fetching coffee, managing Miranda’s hectic schedule and most importantly — hanging her coat each morning — become Andy’s new normal.
In the beginning of the movie, Andy is constantly heckled and bullied for her sense of style (or lack thereof). As time goes by, Andy decides to get a makeover. The next morning, Andy walks into work dripping in designer fashion and rocks a fresh new haircut, leaving her coworkers speechless, and prompting Miranda to utter a simple, “That’s all.” Andy’s confidence skyrockets; however, she then finds herself stuck in a battle between her relationship and her career. Choosing the latter, Andy realizes she made a mistake and quits her job during fashion week in Paris. The film demonstrates that you should always be yourself and not change simply because someone doesn’t like who you are.