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House of Gucci; A ‘Not-So-Gucci’ Showcase of Drama & Crime That Emphasises Greed

today5 January 2022

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It might even make you chuckle towards the end.

House of Gucci is a film inspired by true events; a woman who plotted a murder against her own spouse due to greed-motivated business and personal desires.

 

Photo via wonderlandmagazine.com

 

The movie starts of like a fairytale with Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) meeting her handsome prince, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and living happily ever after. However, if things really were that simple, the end credits would’ve rolled right after that, seeing the film end within 15 minutes.

 

Photo via Fabio Lovino

Hence, Director Ridley Scott couldn’t have ended it just like that. He showcases his characters as if they all have dollar signs on their eyeballs, but covers it with some humour to drive you away from that nuclear bomb of greed.

As the film rolls, you’re introduced to other characters, from Adam Driver, to Jeremy Irons, to Aldo Gucci (Al Pacino) and Jared Leto, who make you further question if morality exists in the history of Gucci.

 

Photo via Universal Pictures

 

The 2 hour 38 minute movie, 8 minutes longer than “Spiderman: No Way Home” (if you can believe that), might make you chuckle as you watch when you slowly get the idea that no one in the Gucci family actually knows how to run a business, and are more inclined towards fulfilling their selfish desires.

Credit where it’s due though, Gaga’s performance is stellar throughout the film. You can sense her character’s sincerity, which is remarkable knowing that she is a literal superstar in real life.

Leto’s performance might just be the exact opposite, but nothing to seriously criticise. It’s almost as if he exaggerates the Italian accent and physical movements from the moment he appears on screen.

Whether or not the “based on true events” description is actually true, you might be able to appreciate the film for the way Ridley Scott portrays his characters. Truly enjoyable for those interested in the upper echelon fashion industry.

*Cover Image Credit: indianexpress.com

Written by: Mifzal Malik


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