The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Lesson: You don’t always need money to make money.
If you have a unique and — more important — good idea, there are ways you can bring it to life with a shoestring budget. The Blair Witch Project was made for $22,500 and grossed an impressive $248,639,099 worldwide. The lesson transcends movies, too; Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built computers by hand in Jobs’ parent’s garage way before Foxconn paid people pennies to mass produce Apple products.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Lesson: Bosses can be dicks.
Not all bosses are assholes, but Miranda Priestly absolutely was. And that happens sometimes; it’s luck of the draw. The options: Find another job, or suck it up, develop thicker skin, and keep working. Whichever you choose, bitching about how shitty your boss treats you doesn’t fit into the equation.