Parents' Guide to

House of Versace

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Fashion biopic mixes messages of hard work, drug abuse.

Movie NR 2014 90 minutes
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It's mesmerizing to watch Gina Gershon in her Donatella drag: platinum wig, pursed lips, but this biopic is actually way less trashy than one would think. Sure, there are models in rainbow-hued PVC dresses, gold vials of cocaine, and runway shows. But House of Versace also peeks in on the Versace family members in unguarded moments, during which it becomes hard not to like the close-knit family. They're in a cruel business that prizes appearance and big spenders above all else, but they're kind to each other, and they spend time together, like real families do.

Thus House of Versace emerges as a somewhat unlikely, and surprisingly tame, tale of a hardworking family which succeeds despite obstacles. That's a good message, if parents can accept that it comes wrapped in a story with half-naked models and hedonistic discos.

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