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The Devil Wears Prada | 2006 | PG-13 | - 5.3.3

Set in the world of New York fashion, Anne Hathaway stars as a young college graduate, who's looking for her dream job in journalism. When she unexpectedly lands the job of assistant to the steely editor (Meryl Streep) of Runway magazine, the bible of the fashion industry, she has to struggle with her own identity and determine what she really wants out of her professional life. Also with Emily Blunt, Tracie Thoms and Adrian Grenier. Directed by David Frankel. [1:46]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A man and a young woman kiss passionately, and she wakes up in his bed the next morning; then we see him coming out of the shower with a towel around his waist as she dresses (we see her fastening a leather corset). A model wears a sheer dress that reveals string bikini panties, and several models wear skimpy bikinis. Women wear low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage, bare shoulders and backs. Young women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in many scenes. Several women are shown dressing: we see them in bras and skimpy panties that reveal cleavage, bare abdomens and bare legs, and they slip on stockings and tight-fitting outfits.
 A young woman unbuttons her top to reveal a lace bustier and her boyfriend admires her, hugs her and they kiss. A young man and a young woman kiss in several scenes. Two women in separate shots kiss two men, who are lying in beds, as they leave for work. A man kisses a young woman on the cheek.
 A young man says to a young woman, "I can think of something we can do that does not require any clothes." A man makes a remark about "art and sex," at an art gallery.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A young woman is struck by a taxi, and she is thrown on the hood and onto the street (we see her in the hospital with bruises on her face and a cast on her leg).
 A young woman slams a door in a man's face. A young woman drives a car and is nearly hit by a bus.
 A young woman is under stress and is constantly rushing around to keep from getting in trouble with her boss. A man tells several people in an office to "gird your loins" when they prepare for their boss' arrival.

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LANGUAGE 3 - 2 sexual references, 8 scatological terms (1 mild), 3 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (wacko, dragon lady, psycho, idiot, stupid), 2 exclamations (shoot), 19 religious exclamations.

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SUBSTANCE USE - People drink alcohol in several restaurant and party scenes, a man and a woman drink wine with dinner, a man and a woman drink champagne, and a young woman drinks beer.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Dreams, goals, the fashion industry, shallowness, ego, style, fulfillment, happiness, personal life vs. professional life, life choices, integrity, incompetence, sadistic behavior, multiple divorces, body weight, inner beauty, haute couture, fitting in.
MESSAGE - Giving up your principles to succeed at a job is not the way to succeed at life.
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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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