House of Gucci tells the true story of how Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) married the fashion empire heir Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) only to end up having him murdered after their marriage broke down.

Directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner and Alien fame, House Of Gucci is an enjoyable if somewhat uneven watch, known for sprawling epics such as Gladiator and Kingdom Of Heaven the intimacy of the story is sometimes lost as Scott drags the story out, it runs at over two and a half hours, longer than it needs to be, the last hour in particularly feels as if it could have down with some additional editing.

The star of the film and it’s box office drawing power is without doubt Lady Gaga, great in A Star is Born I would say that her performance is competent but no more than that, why she’s getting such lavish praise from some critics escapes me. The supporting performances vary wildly in quality Jeremy Irons and Al Pacino as the elderly Gucci brothers Rodolfo and Aldo are great in their parts the same however can’t be said of Jared Leto who plays the idiotic son of Aldo as if he’s been dropped in from a different film, and a comedy one at that.

House Of Gucci isn’t bad it’s just not the great film event of the year that some have been making out, a different director might have been able to rain things in in terms of the performances and story unfortunately for Scott he’s done neither and what we’ve ended up with is an enjoyable if somewhat uneven film with some good and some not so good performances.


House Of Gucci

Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Jack Huston, with Salma Hayek and Al Pacino

UK Release: Cinemas 26th November 2021

Lady of The House Featurette

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