Friday, February 04, 2022

House of Gucci

Friday night, Sharon and I watched House of Gucci. This is part of our quest to watch movies that might recieve Oscar nominations. Last fall, it was high of the list of films likely to be nominated for Best Picture. Over the last couple of months, its odds of winning Best Picture have fallen sharply on Goldderby.

House of Gucci is a biographical crime drama film directed by Ridley Scott. It is based on the 2001 book The House of Gucci: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed by Sara Gay Forden.

The movie stars Lady Gaga and Adam Driver with supporting roles by Jared Leto, Jeremy Irons, Salma Hayek, and Al Pacino. For her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani, Gaga received nominations for the BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.

The film follows Patrizia Reggiani (Lady Gaga) and Maurizio Gucci (Adam Driver). Their romance transforms into a fight for control of the Italian fashion brand Gucci.

Although it is long (two hours and thirty-eight minutes), both Sharon and I enjoyed the movie. I was particularly intrigued by the fact that it is based on a true story. Lady Gaga's performance is very good. I would bet that she is nominated for Best Actress. Although the film has received mixed reviews from critics, I still think there is a chance that it could get a Best Picture nomination.

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