10 Movies That Are Much Better Than The Books They’re Based On
‘The Devil Wears Prada’
The Devil Wears Prada was inspired by the book of the same name by Lauren Weisberger. It is generally assumed that Weisberger’s book was based on her own experiences working as assistant to Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour.
Why was it better? Two words: Meryl Streep. Okay, a few more words: Streep can make something out of nothing, and her portrayal of Miranda Priestly brought a complexity to the character that did not exist in the novel.
Less concerned with listing Priestly’s horrible demands than with actually telling a story, the film adaptation took an okay book and turned it into a thoroughly enjoyable film, thanks almost entirely to Streep, the always wonderful Stanley Tucci, and a hilarious turn by Emily Blunt.