Meryl Streep.

UnknownI watched, “The Devil Wears Prada” with Joe and Dot this afternoon, once I was able to convince Dot that it was not actually about the Devil.The magic word was “Meryl Streep“.

Dot:  “Oh I’ll watch anything with Meryl Streep in it!  She’s wonderful!  I’m just surprised that she’d be in a movie about the devil, but if anyone can make a devil movie good,  it’s her!”

Me:  “It’s not about the devil at all, I promise.  It’s a comedy!”

Dot looked skeptical but she went with it.

When the movie ended I asked Dot what she thought about it (Joe slept through the entire thing).

Dot:  “All I know is that I’d never want to live in a big city because people just get run over by cars all the time!”

Me:  “Yeah, I guess that’s true…”  (I think there is one scene in the entire movie where someone gets hit by a car.)

Dot:  “And I’m sort of disappointed that Meryl Streep had such a small role.”

Me:  “Well actually, she was one of the main characters.”

Dot:  “She was?  Which one was she?”

Me:  “She was the mean boss with the silver hair.”

Dot:  “Ohhhhhh!  I was just so busy looking for the devil that I guess I must’ve missed her.  And what does Prada mean…?”

Me:  “Prada is a very expensive brand of clothing.  So….how can i explain this…?  The title of the movie refers to the lead actress’s temptation to trade her soul for wealth and fashion and it also is implying that Meryl Streep’s character is an evil temptress.  Does any of that make sense?”

Dot:  “So…Meryl Streep was the DEVIL?!”

Me:  “Um…sort of?”

Dot shrugged her shoulders and sighed:  “Boy I totally didn’t see that coming!”

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