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'The House of Gucci': Oscar Party

Drama, wit, and all-out great acting will compel you to pay attention to this real-life soap opera. The entire acting squad did their job with one hitch, the newcomer, Miss GaGa. She wasn't awful but over-the-top. Toning it down or "playing it easy" really isn't in her vernacular yet.

We were gifted with another "great moment" when Pacino and Irons faced off about the family business.

Leto played Paolo Gucci, "the idiot", with a range of idiosyncrasies that were both annoying and believable. In the beginning, he appeared to have a bad makeup job but by mid-feature I no longer saw the makeup, I saw a real person. Leto's ability to become another "character" is amazing. Somehow Pacino managed to control his character and not become a scenery chasing zealot. As Irons brother (and 50% shareholder) he was much more human than the hoity-toity Irons.

The story the film tells is compelling as everyone in the family competes to take control of Gucci. By the mid-'90s there were no families in the business.

Finally, a hitman helps decide who was getting control.

Not a bad way to spend an afternoon.

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Topic - 'The House of Gucci': Oscar Party - Billy Wonka 15:45:28 11/24/21 (7)


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