House of Gucci (2021)

Ridley Scott directs Lady Gaga, Adam Driver and Jared Leto in this true crime story of the murderous end of the Gucci dynasty at the close of the twentieth century.

Is it a drama? Is it a comedy? I giggled more than I cared. Quite the bad acting treat but never reaches a level of camp to rival Showgirls. Adam Driver is the only actor who delivers a Halal performance… which given everyone else’s levels of ham means he feels complete off key. Lady Gaga is still the worst thing in it but at least hoofs herself through it with gay abandon. The best scene is when Al Pacino and Jeremy Irons just mutually decide to give up on their accents mid meal. There’s a good true crime story here but this feels more Bonfire of the Vanities than The Assassination of Gianni Versace. The retro fashions oscillate from feast for the eyes to retro vomit. Wanted to love this, found myself fishing in a barren stream. The obviously condensed timeline and anachronistic soundtrack constantly take you out of the lengthy narrative experience. It is a film that cannot live up to its already iconic trailer moments; “I don’t consider myself to be a particularly ethical person, but I am fair.” “Father, Son, and House of Gucci.” Prestige meme cinema.


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