We all have our associations with the word Gucci. Someone immediately imagines a luxury handbag from the latest collection, someone just heard about the existence of such a fashion house. But invariably the same Gucci has become synonymous with a luxury lifestyle - big money, beautiful glamorous clothes, expensive exclusive cars, expensive casinos (previously - the top casino online games were not so well known), cigars, and well, any other attributes of luxury and wealth. The film "House of Gucci" not only takes the reader into this atmosphere but is a truly exclusive film product in terms of depicting complicated human characters. It is surely of the most anticipated films of the season.
Сast And Unique Transformations
Ridley Scott's long-awaited House of Gucci tells the true story of the Gucci family, but how much of the scandal in the film happened in real life? The film is based on the biographical book “The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed” by Sara Gay-Forden. The true story that inspired the film had as many twists and turns as you would expect from a movie, not the real world.
The subject is fascinating and there is indeed a heartbreaking and tragic story here. The film is also gorgeous, dressed most finely from start to finish, with stunning scenes in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Italy's Lake Como, and York. It feels luxurious, even sumptuous; there's jewelry, shoes, fine food and, of course, Gucci's dresses and handbags - that needs no description.
The film focuses on the Gucci family business starting in the 1970s and follows a couple of Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) and Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) from the beginning of their relationship. It focuses mainly on the couple for the first half of the film, then integrates their relationship into the rest of the family business and shows Gaga's Patrizia very interested in convincing Driver's Maurizio to become part of the family business, which eventually ends in 1995.
Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jared Leto, and Penelope Cruz starred in the film. The acting of Lady Gaga is a real masterpiece - Patricia Gucci is undoubtedly one of the brightest characters of the movie. And every image in the film is perfectly shown in its development - we see how Patricia Reggiani, Lady Gaga's character, changes, how she transforms from a temperamental Italian girl into a real dark cardinal of the Gucci family, a powerful woman who skillfully manipulates her husband.
The image of Maurizio Gucci also has many facets. At the beginning of the film, he appears as a modest young man, heir to the Gucci house, a shy future lawyer who is fascinated by the possibilities of a simple ordinary life with Patricia. But new opportunities and influence of his wife reveal his true nature: we see a spoiled, lavish owner of an empire, capable of betraying his entire family. Paolo Gucci, played by Jared Leto, is probably the most eccentric character in this film. Talented, flighty, sincere son of Aldo Gucci, he suffered all his life from not being recognized by his father and from being considered a loser by his family. Well, the older Gucci generation is also played brilliantly in the film - Jeremy Irons played Mauricio's father, Rudolfo, a narcissistic and conservative business owner who was an actor in his past. In contrast, Aldo Gucci, played by Al Pacino, is an artistic innovator, unlike Rudolfo. His character has a touch of sentimentality that helps ground him amidst the circus that takes place throughout the film.
Gaga and Driver do their best in their roles, but Driver comes across as wooden, with his huge, hideous glasses framing his face. Gaga drives it as the conniving Reggiani, and every her intention is clear. The contrast between different personalities is one of the most interesting and remarkable aspects of the film and one of the reasons to watch it.