House of Gucci is the perfect family movie for Thanksgiving


In the Gucci family, from the film Gucci House, there are many cherished traditions, most of which involve spending a lot of time tending to the fancy Tuscan cows that form the basis of their leather empire and betraying themselves. In my family, we have fewer traditions and absolutely no cows, but we have a tradition of going to see a movie after Thanksgiving dinner. It stems from a need to do something after having a weirdly early dinner (Does everyone have early Thanksgiving dinners? Ours are always at 3 p.m., who knows why), a mutual love of multiplexes and not wanting to talk to each other anymore. This great tradition has led to many group viewings of classics such as Casino Royale, Interstellar (when I had a stomach flu and had to run into a bathroom to throw up just as Ellen Burstyn appeared onscreen), and a movie we’ve all seen and silently watched agreed to never speak again, Love and other drugs. (We also had a year where no one in the extended family would agree, that’s how I ended up seeing Four Christmases with my aunt while my brother and uncle went to Zack and Miri do a porn.)

This year, if you engage in that standard American Thanksgiving family activity, you might once again need a movie for all to watch together. There are a good number of options this year – maybe everyone has a high tolerance for sci-fi and wants to see Dune, or maybe you can all be united in a distrust of the royal family – slash – love of dusk and go to Spencer – but I determined that, empirically, Gucci House is the most family-friendly Thanksgiving movie ever. Is this a good movie? Who knows! This is not the point. But I promise it is guaranteed to serve this purpose well.

The film lasts two hours and 37 minutes! You might think that’s a point against, because maybe some of the family will get bored and fall asleep, but it’s actually great for a family Thanksgiving movie. You’ve already spent a good chunk of the evening watching the movie together (less time bickering about other things) and avoiding those crucial after-dinner breaks where someone might say something like, “What do you think?” you all from the state of America? political experience? Or worse: “Are you dating anyone right now?” “

A crucial part of any family movie discussion is when everyone can share where they’ve seen an actor before and nod their heads quietly as they discuss the comparison of their performances. Younger generations can talk about Tisch’s former pupil Lady Gaga (as she is notoriously credited in a season three episode of Gossip Girl), older generations can talk about Pacino and Jeremy Irons, kids also online can say they want Adam Driver to walk on their face, moms who watched Call my agent! can say it’s good that Camille Cottin appears briefly, and weird cousins ​​can argue about the merits of Jared Leto, the weirdest cousin in cinema.

There is nothing more fun than being a chair expert on movie star accents. Are they good? Are they bad? Do they harm the status of Italians in the media? Should Ridley Scott have shot the film in Italian? Anyone can weigh!

You’re guaranteed to have at least an extra hour to research various plot points like “Is Salma Hayek’s Psychic Character Real?” (Yes) and “What Tom Ford did at Gucci” (G-strings design) and “How expensive the Lake Como house” (very expensive).

Actually, it’s a bit of a drawback if your family has a lot of kids, but in that case, assign them a teenage cousin chaperone, send them to Encanto (funny songs!), then stick with it Gucci for adults. There is a whole sex scene on a desk which is quite vigorous! Again, you might see this as a downside, but personally I think family Thanksgiving movies are best when they’re a little outrageous. Give everyone a little something to scold and chuckle.

The film has a lot of glamor, but it’s structured as a sort of tragedy of a family collapsing and losing control of their business due to the ups and downs of the market. It is a perfect place for a vacation that is superficially comfortable, but truly a commemoration of colonization. Let everyone think about this a bit.

Even if you don’t like the movie, you’ll be bound to laugh at its most ridiculous moments (when Lady Gaga announces: Reference Inside Joke Set. Families Need Inside Jokes and mutual references shared to survive, otherwise they would just have to talk to each other directly Nobody wants that.

In conclusion, I take my family to see Gucci House this Thanksgiving, so I just hope it works on my end.

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