I’ve watched quite a few art/drama movies, and there are a few that truly blows my mind, House of Gucci is one of them.
House of Gucci is a true Shakespearean/modern opera where the characters narrate a real-life tragedy. Reality can be stronger than fiction, which makes the movie even more desirable to watch.
I wasn’t aware of the background and story of the Gucci family before seeing this movie, I remember as a kid during the 90s watching the news where they announced Maurizio Gucci’s death, a tragedy for the Gucci Family.
The story is quite an unusual one. It is a real soap opera, featuring bigger-than-life & fiery characters. The movie, based on the 2001 book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed” by Sara Gay Forden.
Director Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci shows us a glamorous examination of greed & fame. A real-life murder looms over the story: In 1998, Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) was convicted of planning the assassination of her ex-husband, Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver), the former head of the Gucci fashion house.
The film plays out like a real-world Dynasty; it’s full of sex, betrayal, wealth, and all the excess of the 80s. While the film doesn’t overlook her actions, Patrizia is the main character, and her portrayal isn’t unsympathetic. The clothes, the cars, the estates, the Italian locations, the makeup, the music — everything here is dripping in style.
This movie has been cast with perfection with an integrated soundtrack (opera that matches the story as it unfolds & 80s pop), and beautiful Italian scenery.
As a fashion Blogger and Influencer, I appreciate the art of a fashion film. The audience will adore the haute couture aesthetic, the epic put-downs, and Gaga’s hypnotic performance. There were some Oscar quality performances by Gaga, Driver & Leto. The story makes you sympathize with each of the characters, making us understand their point of view but also shows when it comes to Fashion & Betrayal you often get what you paid for.
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie, the movie was an absolute powerhouse, sophisticated & fashionable, showing us the rise and fall of a fashion dynasty.
PG – 15+
Rating – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐