REVIEW: ‘House of Gucci’ is an Edgy Tale of Love, Class, and Betrayal

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Based on a true story, House of Gucci tells the story of the Gucci family and the results of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) coming into the picture when she married Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and later orchestrated his murder.

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House of Gucci has a cast that nobody can go wrong with. Throughout the movie, Lady Gaga continues to prove herself to be one of the most versatile artists in not just music, but the entertainment industry as a whole. Adam Driver is great as always, and Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons are perfect for the roles of the older generation of the family.

The runtime of House of Gucci can seem excessive at over two and a half hours as the plot is slightly dragged in certain parts. Nonetheless, I find the film’s trappings to be gorgeous and fascinating. Audience members who have been waiting to see House of Gucci are likely to find themselves enamored by the glamorous lifestyle of this rich, famous, Italian family. It’s also possible to find all of the extravagant clothing worn by all of the cast members enjoyable. After all, this movie is about the family behind the Gucci brand, so of course there’s high-end fashion.

Even with the catastrophic drama that can be foreseen from the trailers and promotional material for House of Gucci, the love story of Patrizia and Maurizio feels real. When the two of them first meet and eventually get married onscreen, to me, it doesn’t seem like she’s in it for the money. After marrying Maurzio, Patrizia also begins to form somewhat positive dynamics with the other members of the family. However, as expected, everything changes when she begins to manipulate Maurizio and even the rest of the family.

Overall, House of Gucci is great. I’m expecting some Oscar nominations for this movie and its incredible cast, especially given that Lady Gaga has knocked it out of the park once again.