House of Gucci: Review

Ellie Sheller

Father, Son, and House of Gucci. Directed by Ridley Scott, . This film is about Patrizia Reggiani, and how she married into the Gucci empire for the money. Socialite Patrizia married the grandson of Guccio Gucci, Maurizio Gucci, and everything came in shambles. Maurizio’s father did not approve calling her a, “social climber who had nothing in mind but money”. Soon after their marriage fell apart, Maurizio started seeing another woman, and Patrizia hired a hitman. Patrizia went to prison in 1997, two years after Maurizio was killed, and served 18 years, being released in 2016 on account of her good behavior. That sums up the movie itself, but a whole lot can be talked about with this film.


   The iconic Lady Gaga stars as Patrizia Reggiani, and Adam Driver stars as Maurizio Gucci. I have nothing but great things to say about Gaga’s performance, but even her presence doesn’t save this mess. This film is a long, and almost dreadful experience. Jared Leto, who plays Paolo Gucci, Maurizio’s cousin, had the worst possible Italian accent I have ever heard. He sounded like he studied the accent from Mario. Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, and Salma Hayek all had pretty forgettable performances and they all felt like placeholders for time. Irons played Maurizio’s father, Pacino played Maurizio’s uncle, and Hayek played Patrizia’s personal psychic who helped her plot Maurizio’s murder. My personal favorite parts of this movie were the music, the fashion, and the Tom Ford storyline. The film shows when a young aspiring Tom Ford was discovered and how he climbed the ladder to become Gucci’s creative director in 1994. In conclusion, the movie was a good idea but the execution just feels like a formulated Oscar-bait movie.