Parents' Guide to

The Devil Wears Prada

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, frothy fashion tale has cursing and sex.

Movie PG-13 2006 106 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 12+

Good movie, nothing concerning.

Good movie, my tween and teens liked it a lot. My younger kids didn’t get into the storyline. If your child has body image issues, I wouldn’t recommend because of the negative comments regarding non-model sizes. No sex shown and minimal language.
age 12+

Great movie with brilliant actors!

"The devil wears prada" is a classic movie choice with interesting plot and cast. Meryl Streep in the role of a cruel magazine editor passes a lot of messages that are not really obvious. There aren't any sexual scenes or implications. No tough words just consumerism. Great comedy, watch it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9):
Kids say (55):

Sometimes over the top and sometimes sentimental, Prada is most notable for Meryl Streep's remarkably subtle performance as super-diva Miranda Priestly. While the movie loves its costumes and montages (often together), the plot is creaky and the target far too easy: Everyone knows the world of haute couture is cutthroat, imperious, and lurid.

Streep's Miranda is complex and compelling. Though her outfits and superciliousness are as outrageous as everyone else's, Miranda tends to speak quickly and quietly, to assume her supremacy even as she's vulnerable. Fashion-loving teens are likely to enjoy this frothy tale.

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