Thursday, August 10, 2006
Reel Stories: Ticket Seller shames man from seeing ‘The Devil Wears Prada’
Proof that there is no guarantee to predicting box office is this funny tale (unless you work at Fox) about why people end up buying tickets to certain movies.
Grandparents babysitting their young child allowed a Greater Cincinnati husband and wife to spend the evening at the movies watching something other than “Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.”
The husband was leaning towards “The Devil Wears Prada” and it’s easy to figure out why. There’s enough sass, style and spite in director David Frankel’s (“Sex in the City” and “Entourage”) adaptation of Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel to please both genders.
Attractive women, Anne Hathaway, as the overworked assistant Andy, Emily Blunt, as Andy’s sarcastic mentor, and Meryl Streep – single-handedly turning white hair into a stylish option – as Andy’s devilish boss, fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly, all look beautiful in their fantastic clothes.
But the older woman at the ticket counter questioned the man’s choice.
“It’s really girly,” she told him, recommending he seek out a different movie.
The husband defended his initial choice by explaining his love for romantic comedies but the ticket woman stood her ground.
“Too girly,” she said with a snicker.
So the couple ended up watching the horror film “The Descent,” which although it features a group of attractive young women trapped deep inside a cave, is anything but girly.