House of Gucci

image from the film House of Gucci

image from the film HOUSE OF GUCCI

Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) marries Paolo (Driver), an heir to the Gucci business and fortune and “her unbridled ambition begins to unravel their legacy and triggers a reckless spiral of betrayal, decadence, revenge, and ultimately...murder.” (United Artists)

Ridley Scott’s operatic couture camp is well described by that super-dishy critic Rex Reed: “Juicy, extravagant, glamorous, decadent and a crowd-pleasing carousel of euro-trash camp, Ridley Scott’s sordid saga about the rise and fall of the Gucci fashion empire has something for everybody. … the movie reveals the Gucci dynasty as the most vicious, dangerous and ruthless Italian family since the Borgias. Like it or not, see this lavish soap opera and you’ll know you’ve been to the movies.” (

It is a “gaudy corporate satire that’s dressed in the seriousness of a crime epic. Or is it the other way around? … Locked in a heated conversation with its own campiness from the moment it starts, House of Gucci leverages that underlying conflict into an operatic portrait of the tension between wealth and value.” (Indiewire)

It's Lady Gaga’s performance (which nabbed her Best Actress from the NY Critics Film Circle) that has the critics raving and slinging the adjectives. “With House of Gucci, you get a jumble of stories jockeying for screen time, and then you get a supernova blazing at the center of all of it that burns everything superfluous away. If the film is remembered for anything, it’s for being Exhibit A as what a great actor she is. Forget Gucci. Long live the house that Gaga built.” (Rolling Stone)

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