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Adam Driver (Maurizio Gucci) and Lady Gaga (Patrizia Reggiani) in HOUSE OF GUCCI Signore e Signora Gucci #HouseOfGucci A film about the tumultuous Gucci family fashion dynasty and the murder of founder Guccio Gucci’s grandson Maurizio Gucci. Director: Ridley Scott Cast: Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Jack Huston

One of the most highly anticipated films of the year is one to watch this Holiday season!

With a roster of big names, it was impossible for this film to be a flop. Fans will be pleased to watch this film that is campy and over the top with everything from the acting, to the fashion and the story line. It’s a little mind blowing that some of these scenes actually happened some years ago. The film tells the story of the demise of the Gucci brand, the family, the love, the drama, the lies, the deceit and the murder that ultimately ended the life of Maurizio Gucci.

The film stars Lady Gaga as Patrizia Reggiani, the wife of Maurizio Gucci portrayed by Adam Driver, as their once sweet romance transitions into a fight over control of the Italian fashion brand Gucci. Also starring in the film are Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino.

If we’re being completely honest, the star of the film Lady Gaga lacked a bit of identity when it came to her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani. Sources have said she spent months perfecting her Italian accent, but throughout the film it felt like she couldn’t decide if she was Russian or Italian. Despite the accent, her portrayal of Mrs. Gucci was just as it should have been, extravagant and eye-catching and at times a tough pill to swallow, which means she did the job right! You absolutely did not see the singer side of Gaga, but you saw her acting chops being put on display while playing the role of the woman who ordered a hit on one of the founders of the infamous brand Gucci.

Now Adam Driver, who we’re used to seeing in action films such as Star Wars put on a superb performance while playing the role of Maurizio Gucci. The accent, the mannerisms all came together perfectly to show the whirlwind romance Maurizio Gucci had with Patrizia, the woman who would ultimately end his life. There were times you wanted to shake the man to get him to snap out of it and there were even times you grew to dislike the character, which again shows Driver did the job right.

Now, perhaps the real star of the film was Jared Leto, who took on the role of Paolo Gucci. Many have made fun of the part he played in this film, but boy oh boy! Leto DELIVERED! For someone who did not watch the trailer before viewing the film, it was hard to point out who Leto was actually portraying in the film. When it was discovered who Leto was, it was slightly mind blowing, amusing and absolutely pleasing! Leto was perhaps the one actor who unexpectedly stood out the most.

Jeremy Irons takes on the smaller role of Maurizio Gucci’s father, who was one of the founders of the brand but seemed to no want much involvement in the further development of the brand. Salma Hayek plays the role of Pina, a fortune teller who forms a wicked relationship with Patrizia Reggiani, sending them both down a black hole. Now Al Pacino also stars in the film and it’s safe to say we wanted more of him, as he played the role of Aldo Gucci the uncle of Maurizio Gucci who mostly ran the empire of Gucci.

Don’t overlook this film, as it will definitely be a huge contender for award season with a lineup and story line like this one.

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