Love or Career? Woman Should Choose Wisely
Have you ever imagined a career woman in living her life? Or maybe how a career woman goes through a romantic story with her partner? Such a story has been shown in a feature film entitled The Devils Wears Prada. A very good film in 2006, and still worth watching today. Then how is the love story of a career woman in the story?
This story begins where there is a woman, Andrea "Andy" Sachs is an aspiring journalist newly graduated from Northwestern University. Despite her ridicule for the shallowness of the fashion industry, she lands a job as junior personal assistant to Miranda Priestly, the editor-in-chief of Runway magazine, a job that "millions of girls would kill for". Andy plans to put up with Miranda's excessive demands and humiliating treatment for one year in the hopes of getting a job as a reporter or writer somewhere else.
At first, Andy fumbles with her job and fits in poorly with her gossipy, fashion-conscious co-workers, especially Miranda's senior assistant, Emily Charlton. After a dress trial meeting in which Miranda berates her in front of the entire team, she approaches art director Nigel to help her learn the ropes in the world of fashion. She begins to dress stylishly and starts showing effort for the position, accommodating all of Miranda's whims and fancies. Problems arise in her relationship with her boyfriend, Nate, who increasingly finds her spending all her time at her new boss's beck and call.
When Miranda starts to notice Andy's changed appearance and commitment, she begins to give her more responsibility and complicated tasks to handle. Slowly but surely, Andy becomes more glamorous and begins aligning herself, unwittingly at first, to the Runway philosophy. She gradually begins to outperform Emily at her job. Andy manages to save Miranda from embarrassment moment and is rewarded by being asked to replace Emily as Miranda's assistant at Fashion Week. Miranda tells Andy to inform Emily that she will not be going to Paris. Andy then tells her boyfriend Nate about the news, he is angered that she has become what she once ridiculed and then they were break up.
In Paris, Andy learns from Miranda herself about her impending divorce. She’s learning to know that a career and love story doens’t smoothly for a woman. Woman need to sacrifice one of them. A career woman cannot have both, a job and a love story, seamlessly. Knowing that, Andy gets out and throws her cell phone into the fountain of the Place de la Concorde, leaving Miranda, Runway, and fashion behind.
Sometime later, Andy meets up with her boyfriend Nate and apologizes. They eventually reconcile as Nate finds a new job as a sous chef in Boston. The same day, Andy is interviewed and accepted to work at a major New York publication company. The editor recounts how he called Runway for a reference, and was told by Miranda herself that while Andy was one of the biggest disappointments she ever had as an assistant he would be an idiot not to hire her. While passing the Runway office building in the afternoon, Andy sees Miranda get into a car and waves. Miranda does not acknowledge or wave back, but smiles to herself once she is seated in the car.
The story about Andy very inspiring. When she knew she cant have both of her dream, she sacrifice one of them and back to her boyfriend. The story is like in the game I played, the Otome game called Memories Interactive. Where a woman must choose between love and work. If you are interested in trying to play the Memories Interactive game, please download here for Android and here for iOS.