House of Versace

2013 NR 1h 28m DVD

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House of Versace

2013 NR 1h 28m DVD
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Donatella Versace's dramatic and gilded life is captured in this biopic based on the best-selling book about the superstar designer. By reinventing the Versace empire after brother Gianni's tragic death, Donatella soon forges her own legend.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Gina Gershon
  • Enrico Colantoni
  • Colm Feore
  • Donna Murphy
  • Stefano DiMatteo
  • Yan England
  • Raquel Welch
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that House of Versace is a relatively mild biopic about the Versace family, but it does include scenes with cocaine use, smoking, and drinking, with some consequences. As with many dramas set in the modeling world, there are many shots of scantily clad models, both backstage and on the runway, and the camera lingers on their body parts. The camera also scans up the body of a young tween girl. There is brief footage of the real-life murder of Gianni Versace; we see blood and Versace on a gurney being worked over by EMTs. Parents may also be concerned that movies about the fashion industry in general focus on appearance and image above all else. However, House of Versace also stresses hard work and families pulling together in times of crisis; the members of the Versace family come across as admirable and plucky.

Sexual Content

A married couple cuddle in bed half-dressed; the camera lingers on body parts and there are many shots of scantily dressed models. At one point the camera pans lasciviously up the body of a young tween girl.

Violence

Brief footage of the real-life murder of Gianni Versace. We see blood and Versace on a gurney getting chest compressions.

Language

Some cursing, mostly conversationally: "Put your hand on her ass," Donatella advises one model to another mid photo-shoot.

Social Behavior

Family unity and succeeding through hard work is stressed in House of Versace, which also imparts messages about celebrity worship and image mattering beyond all else.

Consumerism

The movie is about real people with a real (very expensive) fashion line, which is available for sale at many boutiques. Real celebrities are also mentioned: Madonna, Sharon Stone.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

We see characters onscreen drinking and smoking. Donatella Versace is addicted to cocaine and other drugs and at one point enters rehab to quit. But before that we see her snorting onscreen.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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