Jane By De­sign

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Mon­day, 9.20pm, Fox8 Re­mem­ber all that fas­ci­nat­ing if pa­tro­n­is­ing palaver by Meryl Streep as fash­ion pub­lish­ing god­dess Mi­randa Priestly in the 2006 film The Devil Wears Prada? Jane By De­sign dumbs the story down for teenagers. In the Streep role is Andie MacDow­ell (Car­rie in Four Wed­dings and a Fu­neral ). She plays Gray Chan­dler Mur­ray, a world-fa­mous fash­ion de­signer at the Dono­van Decker com­pany. In the Anne Hath­away role is Erica Dasher, who plays tit­u­lar char­ac­ter Jane Quimby. In­stead of be­ing a naive col­lege grad­u­ate, Jane is a teenager who pre­tends to be a grown-up to wan­gle her way into a fash­ion dream job while she is still at high school. She tri­umphs, nat­u­rally, in each of her worlds. Fun at times, but a tad ju­ve­nile, with the emo­tional age dial set to about 15. In this episode Gray in­sists young Jane must fly to Paris to meet her in per­son with ‘‘ the book’’. I should men­tion that Jane By De­sign was can­celled re­cently, in case you were think­ing of get­ting at­tached.

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