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House of Gucci - Spoiler Free Review

by Ismael Bustelo

House of Gucci is a movie inspired by the novel “The House of Gucci: A sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour and Greed” written by Sara Gay Forden, as well as the real life treachery and fall from grace the Gucci family experienced. The movie follows Patrizia Reggiani (played by Lady Gaga), and her journey as she marries into the Gucci family and is corrupted by the greed and inner workings of the luxury brand. The movie captures the fashion business perfectly in the sense that it is flashy, fast paced and at times over stimulating.

House of Gucci suffers from the same tired tropes most biopics seem to follow nowadays. The inevitable rise to fortune and the eventual fall from grace is incredibly predictable to audiences. While the film does follow this format, the ways in which it achieves so, offer no unique elements or offer anything new to this subgenre of tired biopic movies.

Certain parts of the film do feel as if they don’t fit the tone of the movie. I do feel that House of Gucci had potential to be an amazing story and be a template to make for an amazing epic. The strongest example of which is the character dynamic between the two protagonists. It carries the film very frequently, however without this aspect the movie does not have much to offer. The movie is just interesting enough to keep the audience engaged for the runtime. Go see House of Gucci if you are looking for a movie to just have fun with and not much else. Jared Leto’s poorly executed Italian accent is too amusing to miss out on.

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