Could House of Gucci be intentionally funny? | 25YL


If I had to sum up The Gucci House, I would say it’s not great, but not terrible. However, it’s fun to watch. Except it’s for all the wrong reasons. I can’t get rid of bad accents when I hear them. What really takes me out of a movie is when silly accents are vocalized in a country that doesn’t speak English. Just a month ago I saw a another film by Ridley Scott who overcame this obstacle. Why didn’t he do it again here?

Once I finally got over that minor detail, I saw a conventional rise and fall story with memorable characters. Gucci House is best considered a comedy. Ridley Scott considers the Guccis to be buffoons. Everyone chews up the set like it’s in a play and no one sounds remotely Italian, but maybe that’s meant to show how much of a joke the greedy people of the world are.

The story begins with Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) heavily flirted by Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga). Patrizia follows Maurizio everywhere as long as you wonder if her feelings for him are real or if she’s after his wallet. Maurizio comes from a name synonymous with the wealthy. Her father, Rudolfo (Jeremy Irons), knows Patrizia’s true intentions. She wants Gucci’s money for herself. Despite his warnings, Maurizio marries Patrizia. From that moment, Patrizia tore the Gucci family apart one by one.

Looks like Lady Gaga is from Russia. When her narration started, I was like, “Is that really how she’s going to sound?” Each character is larger than life in Gucci House: Patrizia Reggiani is a ruthless manipulative businesswoman who comes from nothing. Rodolfo Gucci is the cold dad who could manipulate anyone with his class. Dad’s psychological effects had some impact on his son Maurizio. Maurizio, like his father, is impersonal, the complete opposite of his uncle Aldo (Al Pacino) the life of the party and Aldo’s son Paolo (Jared Leto) who is the classic man-child misfire. Jared Leto exaggerates through his makeup to the point where he does more sound effects than dialogue. His character is monumentally helpless and the more pathetic Leto was, the more I didn’t like him, but I also felt a little sorry for his character. He’s a fool, but he can’t help being one.

Paolo’s father, Aldo, is the one who keeps the family and the business together. The exuberance that Pacino exudes makes the little ball of energy a sight to behold. Adam Driver is strangely out of place, however, since his character Maurizio is intentionally the opposite of Gaga’s flamboyant Patrizia. His calm demeanor makes his lack of a proper dialect all the more painful to listen to. Unlike Ms. Gaga, Mr. Leto, or Mr. Pacino, Mr. Driver doesn’t have a larger-than-life presence to fit his awkwardness into the comedic atmosphere that Ridley Scott created.

In the most traditional sense, Gucci House is a classic Hollywood star-driven thriller. As someone who knows nothing about the Gucci family, I’m sure glad I avoided the ads (as you should too). The plot would be set to play out like a lifetime special if it weren’t for Ridley Scott’s stellar production values ​​as always. House of GuccI could easily be sneezed like a straight-to-video parody if it weren’t for Mr. Scott’s gifted attention to detail. Cinematographer Dariusz Wolski shoots a very colorful image with muted vibrance. There’s excess everywhere, from the marble on the walls to loud clothing. But the color is desaturated in post-production. Everything is coded in blue taking away the glamor of the Gucci name. With the color reduced, the film can focus on the fragility of the characters’ petty feuds. Although I liked her appearance, Gucci House feels like he was rushed through the door.

I’m afraid it’s possible that Ridley Scott is making too many films at once. Not everyone can be Steven Spielberg, director Schindler’s List and jurassic park in the same year. I am sure that Mr Spielberg was keen to jurassic park but his real passion was in Schindler’s list. Ridley Scott cares about every movie he directs like any other director, but his heart just doesn’t seem to be as much in this one as he was in The last duel. Unable to juggle so many projects simultaneously, Mr. Scott relies more on his eyes than his ears to The Gucci House.

If you think the trailers everyone watching in their place, wait until you see the final film. You can be bored or interested or amused like me. Beyond my amusement, I appreciated the pathos of the film between selfishness and desire. Gucci House appeals to Mr. Scott’s cynicism. He point the finger at the bad guys. In this case, it’s Gucci, but we see how the bad guys become harmful to themselves. The story of the chute is classic since it has been used since Citizen Kane for Revenge of the Sith. The fall of Gucci is a clown show that should be seen in Mr. Scott’s eyes as a lesson for everyone. Don’t turn your back on your family, or you’ll turn your back on your soul. The efficiency with which this message lands is a little stumbling, but I haven’t seen Gucci House like a failure.


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