I feel conflicted on House of Gucci, like the story was very entertaining and intriguing (if it’s accurate), but there was just too many problems that kept adding up for it to be a great movie. Before I get to the bad part I do want to say that I loved the casting and acting. I thought that all the actors and actresses did a very good job. The biggest problem was that it was long, and by long I mean really really long. For an action or even comedy movie the length wouldn’t have been a problem because you’d be engaged the whole time but in a biopic that allows for the viewers attention to wander a lot. Which led me to wonder multiple times “how long till this is over?” which is never a good sign. I also had a big problem with how they kept skipping ahead in time with very little explanation that it was further in the story. It would have been much better if they just put up more dates through out the movie so I would know for a fact that time progressed. Besides for these two problems it was a relatively okay movie, so I would give it a solid 5 out of 10. Basically it was good to watch one time but I definitely wouldn’t go see it again.
I was honestly surprised by Clifford. I did not go into the theater with high hopes but luckily I was pleasantly surprised. Now it was by no means a great movie but it was definitely cute and fun. I was actually a pretty good adaptation of the original which I was not expecting at all. There were only 2ish things that kept the movie from being better then it could have been.
The first one and actually it was pretty minor problem was how they animated tiny Clifford. Clifford big was perfectly fine, he looked like a normal dog (except for the red and big part obviously). But tiny Clifford was all wrong, the best way to describe him was that they took the proportions of an adult dog shrunk it down and then shrunk his head down even more. Because his head was way to small for his body and it looked all wrong. Which thankfully was only a problem at the beginning.
Strangely enough the biggest problem for me was Jack Whitehall having an American accent? It wouldn’t have been a problem but they gave Emily Elizabeth’s mom (his characters sister) a British accent. Sure they gave a very quick explanation as to why he didn’t have an accent but it was never mentioned again ever which just confused me even more. I just kept getting pulled out of the movie because I kept thinking about what could have been the reason to get rid of his real accent. I know that that is a very minor thing which no kid would question, which is the important thing since this is a kids movie. But for me it just was an unnecessary thing to do.
Now if you ignore these minor details it was a cute movie to watch so I’d give it a 6 out of 10.