**********Warning the following article may contain spoilers. You have been Warned!*******************
Movie star Vincent Chase, together with his boys Eric, Turtle, and Johnny, are back – and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold.
Alright I am going to be upfront I am a big fan of Entourage when it was on HBO. I have watched it a few times since it left the airwaves and when I heard that a movie had finally gotten green-lighted I was excited. So if I can of fanboy it up some it is cause I am a huge fan.
I will say right up front this movie does not disappoint. One of the things I was worried about was that with so much time passing since the end of the series to finally getting this movie done that the group chemistry wouldn’t be there anymore, or that the writing would be lacking, or a million other things would make this movie not live up to my expectations. But I am very happy to say that is not the case, it surpassed all my expectations.
The movie is of course set 12 days later Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier) is a movie superstar having starred in 15 movies but now he wants to do more than act he wants to direct and with his old agent Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) heading up an agency it seems like a match made in heaven or is it?
Just like the television show maybe a little bit more since it is a big movie we get bombarded by cameos. Some are just back ground cameos and some are for lack of a better term skits. And don’t get me wrong a lot of them have funny moments and had me laughing. But some might say that it distracted them from the movie and I really didn’t get that watching the movie.
E’s (Kevin Connolly) storyline is of course dealing with him and how he is in relationships. E hasn’t changed he still likes to be in an emotional relationship than the one night stands or flings the rest of the boys enjoy. Though we do get a different side of it this time and things get complicated or maybe a better term for it is Hollywoodized and it is just a fun ride to see E deal with it.
Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) is now slim down and sitting pretty well with his investment in the tequila company he started in the show. Turtle’s story deals more with his infatuation with Ronda Rousey. Which has some great moments.
Now if you are reading this and going “but wait I didn’t watch the show how will I understand any of this?!” Well Entourage knows this and in Hollywood fashion through interviews and side dialogue they bring the audience up to speed on where the crew left off and what they have been doing since we last saw them. So you don’t have to go binge watch the tv show before watching this movie. I would recommend it because there are easter eggs for us that have seen the show that general audience members will probably not get. But that does not mean you have to.
I am going to say if you are looking for a good time and lots of laughs then Entourage is the movie for you.
3 June 2015
Doug Ellien, Rob Weiss
Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Haley Joel Osment, Mark Wahlberg, Ronda Rousey, Alice Eve, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Emily Ratajkowski, Adrian Grenier, Jeremy Piven, Armie Hammer, Billy Bob Thornton, Debi Mazar, Jerry Ferrara, Shad Moss, Kevin Dillon, David Spade, Ed O’Neill, Constance Zimmer, Kevin Connolly, Tom Brady