The House of Gucci Where Greed and Passion Spin Out of Control – Times Square Chronicles

So far in the movies I’ve seen for the Oscars, the fabulous Tick, tick… Boom! and now Ridley Scott The Gucci House have been terribly neglected. The Gucci House depicts backstabbing, betrayal, greed and murder on the table inside the Gucci house. The only Oscar nod for this movie is for makeup and hair, there should have been one for Lady Gaga on Nicole Kidman’s portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.

Based on the book by Sara Gay Forden, a fierce Lady Gaga leads the role of Patrizia Reggiani, who meets and marries Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). As she talks to Maurizio about law school, Patrizia finds her way into the family business and pits her husband against everyone in the family. The performances and lifestyle are showy, the villainy rampant and the bad blood escalating over the three decades across Rome, Milan, New York and the Swiss Alps.

Adam Driver, Lady Gaga

At first, the couple are rejected by Maurizio’s class father, Rodolfo (Jeremy Irons), who sees Patrizia’s true character and knows about class issues. When Maurizio’s uncle Aldo (Al Pacino) kisses the couple, in part because of his dysfunctional son Paolo (Jared Leto), the fun begins. Paulo is an incompetent, not very intelligent businessman, an aspiring fashion designer with little taste and even less talent. Trouble also begins when the smart and ambitious Patrizia wants more because she sees behind fraud and betrayal.

Selma Hayek

Salma Hayek plays the psychic Pina, who fuels Patrizia’s ambitions and advises her throughout. As Patrizia begins to lose her grip on Maurizio and becomes increasingly distraught and hysterical, Pina helps bring about the climax. Hayek’s performance is wonderfully layered.

Prefect Carney, Lady Gaga

As the story progresses, we meet the designers of the era, a preppy Ralph Lauren, Versace and Reeve Carney channeling Tom Ford.

Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Lady Gaga

In the end, Gucci’s shaky image, greed, unwillingness to change in the 70s made them buy out and take over. In a way, death was the final piece of an insane puzzle.

Lady Gaga

What stands out are the intricate production designs of Arthur Max, the fashionable style of costume designer Janty Yates in stores, the catwalks and the look and journey of Gina Lollobrigida of Patrizia. From his non-worldliness to the elegant costumes of his descent. Because Driver Yates brings a masculine elegance, impeccable costumes signed Ermenegildo Zegna. Fashion is a character here, yet has been ignored by the academy. What pulls the movie down is the fact that the actors seem to be in two different movies. Gaga, Pacino and Leto play this for standout performances on the edge of camp, while Driver, Hyack and Camille Cottin as Paola Franchi are very laid back. It could also be the fault of Becky Johnston and Roberto Bentivegna.Gucci House leaves you wanting more of the story after and satisfied knowing the backstory.