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What people are saying about "House of Gucci"

Already available in the United States, it will be released in Italian cinemas on December 16

What people are saying about House of Gucci Already available in the United States, it will be released in Italian cinemas on December 16

A few weeks before the Italian release of House of Gucci, in cinemas from December 16, it's time to start understanding what the insiders think about Ridley Scott's movie. The first comments obviously come from the United States, where the film arrived in theaters on Thanksgiving Day, giving the American press the chance to see a preview of the film, formulating what are known as "mixed reviews". If most of the reviews praise the performance of Lady Gaga, some commentators have found the film excessively loaded in tone, comparing it in more than one article to a soap opera.

The fiercest comments, however, came from those who lived that story, in particular Tom Ford, who arrived at Gucci in 1990 as head of women's ready-to-wear before embarking on a rapid climb that led him in four years to the role of Creative Director. Ford, who is featured in the film starring Reeve Carney, compared the film to Dinasty "with a significantly higher budget". "I'm not really sure what it is, but I felt like I had survived a hurricane when I walked out of the theater. Was it a farce or a compelling story about greed? I often laughed out loud, but was it meant to be?" the designer wrote in his review posted on Airmail in which he did not fail to criticize the performances of Al Pacino and Jared Leto, Aldo and Paolo Gucci respectively, who he called "a Saturday Night Live parody of this story". "Seeing House of Gucci saddened me for several days," Ford concluded. "A reaction I think people who knew the protagonists and lived through those events had. It was hard to see the camp humor in such a tragic story."

Aldo Gucci's heirs, in a letter published by Ansa, underlined how the production never consulted the heirs of the family during the scripting phase, judging even more serious the way the story and the cast members described "a woman definitively condemned for having been the instigator of Maurizio Gucci's murder" as a victim. In rejecting the accusations of having promoted a macho attitude within the company ("Gucci has been an inclusive company"), the Gucci heirs conclude the letter promising to reserve "any initiative to protect their name, image and dignity and that of their loved ones".