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House of Gucci (2021)

Director:
Ridley Scott

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Biographical drama/Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
The House of Gucci

RUNNING TIME
157 minutes

Producer:
Ridley Scott
Giannina Scott
Kevin J. Walsh
Mark Huffam

Screenwriter (based on a book by Sara Gay Forden):
Becky Johnston
Roberto Bentivegna


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Patrizia Reggiani Lady Gaga
Maurizio Gucci Adam Driver
Paolo Gucci Jared Leto
Rodolfo Gucci Jeremy Irons
Giuseppina Auriemma Salma Hayek
Aldo Gucci Al Pacino
Domenico De Sole Jack Huston
Tom Ford Reeve Carney -

Paola Franchi

Camille Cottin

 

Review

The story of the second and third generation of Guccis from the world-famous Italian fashion house may have been somewhat embellished on and subtracted from in this film by Ridley Scott and his screenwriter Becky Johnston, but at least it's done in an enjoyable fashion (pun intended), with a fitting cementation of the dramatic, tragic and comical aspects of the saga. It's like a based-on-true-events version of the 1980s soap "Dynasty". The family power struggles are numerous and borderline caricatured in essence, which serves the film well you realize that you are watching modern absurdity in all its bravura, even if the personal tragedies involved are never downplayed and absolutely felt. This is the clever brilliance of Scott's vision, and most members of his wonderful cast flourish within this setting, particularly Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, and Jared Leto in a hilariously eccentric performance as the family's black sheep Paolo.

Copyright 30.11.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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