Arts and Entertainment

House of Gucci: Worth a Watch?

“Father, son, house of Gucci” — this intimidating, clandestine line has grown familiar to ears as House of Gucci began seizing headlines as one of the most anticipated movies of the year. With an infamous cast — including the renowned Lady Gaga herself — and an even more sinister plot, this story of scandal and ambition is sure to capture the attention of anyone and everyone.

 Directed by Ridley Scott, the plot follows Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga), a young Italian immigrant who works a 9 to 5 office job in her father’s trucking company. She is bored, young, and ambitious. At a party, Patrizia meets Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver) a law student and — most importantly — the son of Rodolfo Gucci (Jeremy Irons) and heir to the infamous Gucci fashion house. Patrizia creeps her way into Maurizio’s heart. However, his family does not approve of such a low-class bride. Rodolfo gives Maurizio a choice: marry Patrizia or be disinherited. Maurizio ultimately chooses Patrizia and separates from his family. 

After Patrizia becomes pregnant, she decides to utilize her pregnancy as a means to bridge the rift between Maurizio and his family… and perhaps reap some financial benefits as well. Maurizio and his ailing father reconcile, resulting in Rodolfo writing his son back into the will. However, he neglects to sign some final documents that would transfer the inheritance to Maurizio. Not willing to lose her chance at such a fortune, Patrizia forges the signatures on the documents. 

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What follows is a whirlwind of fashion and crime as the IRS attempts to arrest the Gucci’s and Patrizia strives to take control of Gucci. Her and her husband’s marriage begins to crumble, until he eventually begins an affair and files for divorce. Under Maurizio’s cursory gaze, Gucci frays at the seams and Maurizio’s share is bought out by the other shareholders. Outraged that the company she idolized has been lost to mismanagement, Patrizia resolves to take her revenge by having Maurizio shot dead outside of his apartment. Gucci was never again to be run by a member of the family.

 Overall, if you’re in search for an eccentric, intriguing film of Italian decadence and betrayal, look no further! In bocca al lupo!