Lady Gaga Impresses in ‘House of Gucci’: Review

Al Pacino, Adam Driver, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, and Ridley Scott star in this family drama House of Gucci based on a true story about fashion, deception, and infidelity, and it should be a captivating film, right? While the names associated with Gucci are impressive, they fall short of the mark. Scott offers a soap opera-esque tale that is little more than the sum of its parts over the course of two hours and thirty minutes with a linear structure.

It’s the story of Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) 

They both meet at a friend’s party and then ‘accidentally’ cross paths again, resulting in a date. They exchange vows in a magnificent church while George Michael’s song Faith plays in the background. Gucci Jr disregards Rodolfo Gucci’s (Jeremy Irons) suggestion to “f*ck her but don’t marry her,” to which Gucci Jr responds, “F*ck her but don’t marry her.”

Maurizio and Patrizia are fortunate to have Aldo Gucci (Al Pacino) as an uncle, who takes them under his wing and puts them in charge of his New York store, despite his obvious contempt for his own son Paolo’s (Jared Leto) abilities.

Lady Gaga Impresses in House of Gucci
Lady Gaga Impresses in House of Gucci

 Patrizia assumed control of the family’s economic interests following her husband’s marriage, even pushing her husband’s uncle and cousin to sell their investments in the company. Patrizia employs a hitman to assassinate Maurizio, who has developed a particular interest in the lovely Paola Franchi (Camille Cottin).

Scott, as I have stated, does not handle the House of Gucci story any better than a typical soap opera. Because the narrative is structured in such a way that you have no reason to care about Patrizia or Maurizio, as a viewer, you have no reason to care about either of them.

 You have no emotional connection with any of them and are merely a bystander to their lives. Professional dishonesty is unsurprising, familial difficulties are trivial, and marital struggle is irrelevant. As a result, you begin to question why the film was not originally shot in Italian.

Lady Gaga’s portrayal of Patrizia, an ambitious go-getter who ultimately succumbs to jealousy and sorrow, is the most memorable

 Adam Driver’s demeanor may be too reserved for him to make an effect. While Jared Leto’s outlandish act is amusing, Al Pacino’s portrayal of the loud, garrulous uncle who has been duped out of his proper place in the organization is spot on.

As long as we can get the Succession writers to edit Sara Gay Forden’s novel and give Scott a second opportunity, there may be plenty more to celebrate.

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