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House of Gucci | 2021 | R | – 7.5.7

content-ratingsWhy is “House of Gucci” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “language, some sexual content, and brief nudity and violence.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes a sex scene with partial nudity, a couple of implied sex scenes, some kissing and flirting scenes, non-sexual partial nudity, a murder by gunshot, several scenes of arguments and heated business negotiations, a few raids by financial officials for tax fraud and forgery, and nearly 30 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


Inspired by the true story of the Gucci fashion dynasty: When an outsider (Lady Gaga) from a humble background marries a prominent Gucci (Adam Driver), her uninhibited ambition and distinctive vision for the notorious brand initiates a spiral of betrayal, fraud and murder. Also with Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons, Jared Leto, Jack Huston and Salma Hayek. Directed by Ridley Scott. [Running Time: 2:37]

House of Gucci SEX/NUDITY 7

 – A man and a woman kiss passionately in an office, he lifts her up to wrap her legs around his waist, pushes her against a wall as they continue to kiss, lays her on a desk and lifts her skirt (we see her partial bare buttocks and upper thighs) and performs oral sex on her (we see his head between her thighs); he then unfastens his pants (we see his bare lower abdomen briefly), thrusts wildly as they both moan and yell.
 A woman sits on a bed, stands up when a man enters the room and he slips the shoulder straps of her dress off (we see the dress fall to the floor, cleavage is seen and sex is implied). A wife puts her head in her husband’s lap while he drives a car and we hear other cars honking as they pass (she’s presumably performing oral sex on the man).
 A wife tells her husband that she is pregnant and they kiss. A wife seated in a bathtub pulls her husband into the tub (he is fully clothed) and they kiss passionately (we see her partial bare breasts).
 A woman dances suggestively in front of a man and holds him. A man and a woman kiss in a rowboat. A husband and his wife kiss during their wedding ceremony. A woman flirts with a man at a club party and asks him to dance; he declines but they dance anyway and she moves around him seductively and unties his tie while trying to entice him to stay at the party (he leaves). A woman asks a man if he is going to ask her out, and he eventually does. A man and a woman awkwardly share food from a street vendor. A man and a woman ski and recognize each other at the bottom of the slope. A man smiles at another man (it could be flirtatiously).
 A woman confronts another woman and asks her if she ever stole anything (she suspects the woman is having an affair with her husband). A man accuses his brother of not “touching” people (like his son) and asks if he touches himself. A man worries about his father going to prison and says, “He could be dropping the soap.”
 Men and women walk on a runway during a fashion show: one man removes his jacket to reveal his bare chest and abdomen and when he turns around we see that he is wearing modified chaps that reveal his bare buttocks. Two women lie in mud baths and we see the outline of their breasts and nipples slathered with mud. Women in a fitting and dressing area at a fashion show are shown wearing sheer underwear that reveals cleavage, nipples through the fabric of their bras, bare abdomens and legs to the hips. A woman wears a bra and underwear and we see cleavage, bare abdomen, back and buttocks. A woman is shown in a bubble bath in a few scenes (her bare breasts are covered by bubbles, and her shoulders and abdomen are visible). A shirtless man lies on a massage table with a sheet over his waist and legs and a woman massages him (we see his bare shoulders, back, chest and abdomen). A woman wears a low-cut, tight-fitting dress that reveals cleavage and men in a truck yard whistle and catcall as she walks by. A woman’s dress is low-cut in the front and the back and we see cleavage and her bare back. A woman wears low-cut dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A woman wears a full slip that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders. A woman wears a low-cut sweater that reveals cleavage. A woman props her legs up on the dashboard of a car to reveal her legs to the upper thighs. A woman wears a low-cut suit jacket that reveals deep cleavage and a tight-fitting skirt that outlines her hips and buttocks. A man wears a robe that reveals his bare chest and legs to the knees.

House of Gucci VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A man calls to another man on a sidewalk and when the man turns to face him he shoots him, and then shoots him two more times and he falls to the ground with bloody bullet wounds; another man rushes out holding a bat and he is also shot (he falls off-screen). A wife yells at her husband and calls him names; he slams her against a wall and holds her around the throat. Men play rugby at a party and one man is struck in the face (we see his bloody nose and mouth); another man yells, “Kick his teeth out.”
 A man coughs deeply in a few scenes and we understand that he is ill; we see him in a coffin later. Press photographers crowd people and snap pictures in several scenes. A man jumps over a footstool in a couple of scenes. A man and a woman take a rowboat out on a body of water and the man struggles to balance as he sits down.
 A man honks his car horn and yells at a man and a woman for destroying him; the woman accuses the man of starting a trade war. A wife is upset when her husband says that he is sending her and their daughter away; he then sends her divorce and custody documents and she yells at the man delivering them. A man yells and says, “I’m dead,” when his son tells him that he sold his shares of a family company. A woman yells at another woman and throws things off a table demanding that the woman tell her where her husband is. A man becomes very angry and cries over a business deal that he is forced into; he throws papers and a pen across a table. We hear many recorded messages of a wife threatening her husband during divorce proceedings. Two women negotiate with two men in a cafe the cost for the murder of the husband of one of them. A man complains about his wife knifing him in the back (figuratively). We read that a man died from prostate cancer, another man died in poverty and four people were arrested for the murder of a man. A man talks about the death of his wife. A man accuses his father of living in the past. A man yells at his father saying, “You deliberately hurt my feelings” and “I’m sick of you ignoring me.” A woman says, “I hate reading. I get bored.” A woman tells a man, “You’re too nice to be a lawyer,” and he says, “There are a few good ones,” and she replies, “The dead ones.” A man quizzes a woman that’s dating his son about her interests over lunch. A man credits his mother’s German blood for a positive attribute. A wife accuses her husband of “playing with trucks” when he dismisses the idea of trying to get back into his family business. A man accuses another man of being a “triumph of mediocrity.” A man receives a note telling him that his father is ill. A man is told that his father neglected to sign over his shares to his son and that means that the son will have to pay a large inheritance tax. A man says that quality is for the rich and that knockoffs of a high-end fashion line make a good profit. A man tells a woman that business is, “Not a girl’s game.” A woman tells her husband that he needs to “Take out the trash,” meaning that he needs to sever his business relationship with a couple of family members. A husband asks his wife, “What game are you playing?” when she tells him that she has met with and made a deal with his cousin. A man worries about his father going to prison and says, “We were just supposed to spook him.” A husband mocks his wife for telling a drawn out story at a party and she is embarrassed. A woman confronts another woman and asks her if she ever stole anything that belonged to someone else (she suspects the woman is having an affair with her husband). A woman threatens to put a spell on two men if they “don’t get a job done” (murder).
 Financial authorities enter a house and remove financial documents as a man speeds away and across the border on a motorcycle; the man’s wife returns home and finds people rifling through things and pleads with them to stop (she says they took her daughter’s shoes). A man is presented with a cease-and-desist order for a breach of copyright and police and guards escort attendees out of a fashion show. A man threatens to expose another man’s financial irregularities and we see the man being charged with fraud and sentenced to prison. A man shows another man documents that indicate a man has committed tax fraud. A man confronts his son about wanting to marry a woman that the older man insists is taking advantage of him for his money; he kicks the man out and cuts him off from everything. A man talks to another man about abysmal profit projections and he is asked to sell part of his ownership of a company; he becomes enraged and throws a plate of food on the floor.
 A man throws a scarf on a floor and urinates on it (we see urine stream).

House of Gucci LANGUAGE 7

 – About 29 F-words, 9 scatological terms, 5 anatomical terms, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (bitter, bimbo, lonely, idiot, fashionista, monster, waste of skin, eccentric, difficult, useless, hacks, incompetence, cretin, traitor, dump, excessive, crazy, negative energy, coward, baby, trouble, bastards, mouse, lying sack of potatoes, junk, disgusted, dinosaur), exclamations (how ’bout that, are you kidding), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. oh God, God awful, my God, thank God). | profanity glossary |

House of Gucci SUBSTANCE USE

 – A woman orders martinis in a club, a woman drinks a martini, people toast with cocktails, people drink wine with lunch, people drink wine in several scenes, people drink at a fashion show, people smoke and drink at a party, a glass of beer is shown on a table, and two women drink and smoke in several scenes. A man smokes in a café, a woman smokes in a café, a woman smokes in an office, a man smokes heavily throughout the movie and coughs deeply in several scenes, two men smoke in a man’s office, a man smokes a cigar and a woman smokes a cigarette at a dining table, and different people smoke throughout the movie.

House of Gucci DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – The Gucci family, family business, obsession, greed, superstition, fortune-telling, mistakes, life choices, character, secrets, purpose, credibility, pride, spell casting, hired assassination, fate, the Mafia, mediocrity, talent, tax fraud, trust, leverage, negotiations, betrayal, forgery.

House of Gucci MESSAGE

 – Legacies can be difficult to maintain.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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